Scaffold for Criminal Case

Introduction | Restate the question (highlight the main points in the question) What is it asking you to do?Outline who your firm is representing | Break the question down to highlight how you are going to answer it! Highlight the main points of the essay |
Case | Outline the case The criminal charges that are faced by your client (summary offences and indictable offences) | History of incident The reasons for the criminal case   |
Legal standing before case | Chain of evidence, statement made by the accused and co accused | Evidence (Chain) |
Legislation   | Reform introduced before case Judges interpretation of the LawJuries role and guidelines. | Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) and other legislation |
Problems with the case. | No eyewitnesses Weapon Expert witnesses Police reports from crime sceneDetectives investigation | The statements made by John and Nolene.   John stating that he purchased the gun but it was Richard who discharged it killing the Homeowner |
Your case (remember to use third person) | This is were you have to plead the case for your client to reduce the charge of murder to lesser charges of manslaughter and or home invasion and theft, possession of an illegal firearm   you need to refer to evidence and legislation | refer to accessory before and after the fact, Break and enter etc. |
Related cases | Cases that have relevance to the case or examples of common law precedents | you will need a minimum of 2 relevant cases |
Conclusion (This is were you show how you have understood the criminal law process and procedures) | Answer the question restate the questionState how you have answer the question by using examples and highlighting main points.   | Highlight the main points that show you have throughout, the essay you have answer the question. (Re-state main facts) Refer to the main pros and cons of the case and using appropriate legislation address the conclusion of your case for your client