1 Comments Criminal law, traffic matters, DUI, assault, theft, fraud
Not all proceedings in the Local Court are transcribed. You will need to get in touch with the Local court concerned with the name of the defendant and date on which the matter was heard and discover whether a transcript is available. Generally speaking, if you are not a party to the proceedings, you will not be entitled to the full transcript but should be able to receive the judgement and sentence for a fee. If the proceedings were not transcribed then generally the court clerk will have made written notes. You are unlikely be able to get hold of the notes but you may be able to get hold of a list of the charges and the sentences imposed. You do not say whether your family member was sentenced at the Local Court. There is a possibility that his case was committed to the District Court for sentence in which case you would have to contact the relevant District court and ask for a transcript of the sentencing hearing. In either case you will need to explain your interest to the court staff.