Not all criminal prosecutions are instigated and brought by the WA Police.
Certain laws and regulations, such as the Food Act or the Occupational Safety & Health Act, or the Local Council Planning Regulations, provide for criminal sanctions and penalties if not strictly adhered to. In these cases, prosecutions can be brought in cases of breaches or violations of other non-criminal legislation by quasi-judicial government authorities responsible for oversight and enforcement of those regulations or laws.
The impact that such investigations can have on business and individuals can be devastating, and the prosecutions can be overwhelming and time consuming. Our lawyers can help you with your council, planning, health or workplace prosecution
We can assist you to liaise with the prosecuting authority, provide advice and representation in relation to such prosecutions, and advise you on your rights and options both at the court level, and going forwards.
Contact our office today to discuss your matter.