Section 431 of the Crimes Act 1900 is Convicted Persons Not to be Liable to Death Penalty and is extracted below.
For expert advice and outstanding representation from Australia’s Most Awarded Criminal Defence Firm, call Sydney Criminal Lawyers® today on (02) 9261 8881 and let our experienced defence team help you.
Section 431 of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with ‘Convicted Persons Not to be Liable to Death Penalty’ and reads as follows:
431 Convicted Persons Not to be Liable to Death Penalty
(1) This section applies to offences under:
(a) an Act,
(b) an Imperial Act so far as it applies in New South Wales, or
(c) a rule of law,
whether committed before or after the commencement of the Crimes (Death Penalty Abolition) Amendment Act 1985 .
(2) A person is not liable to the punishment of death for an offence to which this section applies.
(3) Where, but for this subsection, no penalty would be provided for an offence to which this section applies that was formerly punishable by death, that offence shall be punishable by imprisonment for 25 years.
Being charged with a criminal offence can have a detrimental impact on your life, career and your professional reputation.
But by arming yourself with the best possible defence, you can avoid these potential consequences.
At Sydney Criminal Lawyers®, our lawyers are experts in the field of criminal and traffic law.
Our unparalleled knowledge of the law, coupled with years of experience fighting some of the most difficult criminal cases puts our clients at a leading advantage when it comes to securing a positive outcome in your case.
Our lawyers will carefully examine all the evidence in order to identify any possible weaknesses with the prosecution case.
Where problems are identified, our lawyers can write to police and push to have the charges dropped before your matter reaches a defended hearing.
Alternatively, if you wish to fight the charges in court, our senior lawyers will assist you in identifying and raising any possible defences.
Our experienced advocates will fight hard to win your case by presenting any favourable evidence in a compelling manner in court and casting doubt on the prosecution case.
We offer a FREE first conference with our lawyers to help you understand your options – so give us a call now on (02) 9261 8881 and take the first step in fighting your matter.