Section 580 Crimes Act 1900 | Certain Charges Not to be Brought at Common Law

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Section 580 of the Crimes Act 1900 is Certain Charges Not to be Brought at Common Law and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 580 of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with ‘Certain Charges Not to be Brought at Common Law’ and reads as follows:

580 Certain Charges Not to be Brought at Common Law

A person may not be charged with any common law offence in respect of any act committed upon or in relation to another person, being an act which could, but for the amendment of sections 79 and 80 and the repeal of sections 81, 81A and 81B by the Crimes (Amendment) Act 1984 , have been the subject of a charge for an offence under any of those sections.

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