Section 93U Crimes Act 1900 | Alternative Verdicts


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Section 93U of the Crimes Act 1900 is Alternative Verdicts and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 93U of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with ‘Alternative Verdicts’ and reads as follows:

93U Alternative Verdicts

(1) If, on the trial of a person for an offence under section 93T (1A), (2), (3), (4) or (4A), the jury is not satisfied that the accused is guilty of the offence charged but is satisfied that the accused is guilty of an offence under section 93T (1), it may find the accused not guilty of the offence charged but guilty of an offence under section 93T (1), and the accused is liable to punishment accordingly.

(2) If, on the trial of a person for an offence under section 93T (1), (1A) or (4A), the jury is not satisfied that the accused is guilty of the offence charged but is satisfied that the accused is guilty of an offence under section 93TA, it may find the accused not guilty of the offence charged but guilty of an offence under section 93TA, and the accused is liable to punishment accordingly.

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