Alcohol and Boats

Tasmania Police can conduct alcohol breath tests on vessel operators randomly, or when a vessel operator is believed to have been drinking, or when a marine accident has occurred. A vessel operator includes anyone steering or exercising control over the course or direction, or means of propulsion of a vessel. If a breath alcohol test exceeds the limit, the police officer

Hobart Community Legal Service

The Hobart Community Legal Service (HCLS) is a community organisation whose aims are to foster community awareness of the law, to make the law more equitable and accessible to the public, and to provide free legal information, advice and referral to the general public in southern Tasmania.

Organisation Address: 166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2500

Web Address: http://www.hobartlegal.org.au/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service

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Laying A Charge

Information about being charged with an offence. An indictable offence is a more serious offence than a summary offence. Indictable offences are usually tried before the Supreme Court in a jury trial. There are some indictable offences that can be dealt with summarily (by a magistrate).

Organisation Address: 166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2500

Web Address: https://www.hobartlegal.org.au/handbook/the-criminal-justice-system/appearing-in-court/laying-a-charge/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service Inc

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Courts and Tribunals Tasmania

As a federated nation, Australia has a two tiered court system:  Commonwealth courts and State and Territory courts. The Commonwealth courts include the Family Court, the Federal Magistrates Court, and the Federal Court. The State courts have dual jurisdiction in both criminal and civil matters. Tasmania has two levels of courts, the Magistrates Court and the Supreme Court, along with a range