Getting a copy of the presentment

We need to get a copy of your depositions to prepare your matter.

The depositions is a copy of all the documents that were tendered in evidence (given) to the Magistrate at the committal proceedings. The depositions (also known as “deps”) also will include a transcript of any evidence given by people questioned at the committal hearing.

Even if your case was a “straight hand-up” (no witnesses called) there will still be depositions prepared.

The depositions are prepared by the prosecuting agency and then given to CTLD (Criminal Trial Listings Directorate) who then give them to your lawyers.

Unfortunately the numbering on the Hand up Brief and the depositions will be different and we need to have a copy of the depositions so that we can refer to the same pagination (page numbering) as the Judge.

The depositions generally come on a CD-rom.