Section 18 Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2012 | Expedited Hearings


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Are you awaiting a hearing to determine an application for a control order?

In some cases, you may apply to have the hearing expedited in order to hear the application at an earlier date.

In order to have an expedited hearing, you must satisfy the court that there are special circumstances which exist which mean that you will suffer undue hardship if the hearing of the application for the control order is delayed.

If you are seeking an expedited hearing, our experienced criminal defence lawyers can assist you in identifying any special circumstances which may benefit your application.

We can also assist you in making a persuasive application to maximise your chances of getting an expedited hearing as soon as possible.

The Legislation

18 Expedited hearing in cases of hardship

(1) A person on whom notice of the making of an interim control order is served under this Division may request the Court to hear the application for the control order confirming the interim control order at an earlier date determined by the Court than that specified in the notice.

(2) The Court must hear the application for the control order as expeditiously as possible if satisfied by the person concerned that, in the special circumstances of the case, he or she will suffer undue hardship if the hearing of the application for the control order is delayed.

Why Sydney Criminal Lawyers?

If you’re interested in making an application for an expedited hearing to determine an application for a control order, it’s important to seek advise from a qualified lawyer with demonstrated experience in this area of law.

At Sydney Criminal Lawyers, we pride ourselves on our passion for protecting our clients’ rights and interests.

As criminal law specialists, understand that your liberty is your priority, and we will work hard to ensure that we pursue every possible avenue to protect it.

In situations where you require an expedited hearing, our lawyers can help you prepare a compelling application which maximises your chances of having your matter determined as soon as possible.

We can advise you of any other options that you can take to have a control order revoke, including your rights to appeal.

Contact us today on (02) 9261 8881 and have a chat to one of our highly respected advocates to find out how we can help you obtain an expedited hearing.