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Criminal Registry

The criminal registry is responsible for all criminal indictments and associated paperwork for both the Supreme and District Courts.

The main function of the criminal registry is to:

  • receive documents for filing
  • seal documents for service (such as subpoenas)
  • maintain the courts’ records
  • perform all necessary administrative work associated with the criminal jurisdictions of the Supreme and District Courts.

Criminal matters start with the presentation of an indictment and involve trials conducted by a judge and jury. An indictment is a document that sets out the offence that a defendant is alleged to have committed.

The criminal registry also:

  • deals with warrants issued for criminal matters
  • coordinates the referral of warrants to the Queensland Police Service for execution
  • deals with other matters including sureties for bail.
Last reviewed
22 June 2011
Last updated
4 February 2016

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