Tasmania v Challender [2007] TASSC 58 (8 August 2007)

[2007] TASSC 58

Criminal Law – Evidence – Confessions and admissions – Statements – Records of interview – Discretion to exclude – Interview conducted following prior conversation between accused and police officer – Circumvention of statutory obligations – Failure to interrupt interview when accused asked to communicate with legal practitioner.
Criminal Law (Detention and Interrogation) Act 1995 (Tas), s6(2).
Evidence Act 2001  (Tas), ss90, 138(1)(a).
Aust Dig Criminal Law [491]