Series S2135 - COMPLAINTS (CHARGE SHEETS)

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AU WA S2135

Title

COMPLAINTS (CHARGE SHEETS)

Date(s)

  • 1830-01-01 - (Creation)
  • - 1997-12-31 (Accumulation)

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Microforms

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Name of creator

AU WA A901 - PERTH COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS (1830-01-01 -)

Administrative history

The Court of Petty Sessions - Perth has been under the official umbrella of the Perth Magistrates Court since 1991. In May 2005 the Petty Sessions and Local Courts were formally amalgamated.

Established in 1830 to deal with summary offences which did not require a jury, it was sometimes known as the Perth Police Court. In addition to its judicial functions the Court has, in the past, dealt with matters relating to convicts, liquor licences and child maintenance.

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Charge Sheets (complaints) provide a summary record of the case. They show complainant, defendant, what the defendant was charged with, the plea, outcome of the trial, fines, magistrates signature, any clerk's records, date of hearing, fines and payments. **NB These records can only be accessed at The Central Law Courts. Direct all requests to The Manager of Court Records.

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Annual single number

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Restricted 50 years

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Archivist's note

Range Control Symbol = 20401/1990 - 81300/1990

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