beyond reasonable doubt

Honest and Reasonable Mistake of Belief

Defence of Honest and Reasonable Mistake of Fact: What is it and When Does it Apply?

Defence of Honest and Reasonable Mistake of Fact: What is it and When Does it Apply? When is the defence available? The defence of honest and reasonable mistake of fact is available in strict liability offences. A strict liability offence...

factual dispute law

Factual Dispute

Factual Dispute If you are charged with an offence, the police need to prove each element of that charge for you to be found guilty. A defence of ‘factual dispute’ arises where you dispute the facts that police are saying...

Man Making a Threat to Kill Via Email

Making a Threat to Kill

Making a Threat to Kill It can come as a shock to learn that words you communicate in person, via text or online can constitute an indictable offence worthy of a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. This charge...

Criminal Defences Book

The Difference Between Proving Someone is Innocent and Being Found Guilty ‘Beyond Reasonable Doubt’

The Difference Between Proving Someone is Innocent and Being Found Guilty ‘Beyond Reasonable Doubt’ There is a significant difference between proving someone is innocent and being found not guilty because the prosecution have not been able to prove its case...