Reasons for decisions

Persons with a legitimate interest in a case may ask the DPP for the reasons behind a prosecution decision such as why a case was discontinued, why a case was resolved a certain way or why the DPP has decided not to appeal against a sentence imposed by a judge.

A request for reasons may be declined where the giving of the reasons by the DPP would interfere with an ongoing police investigation or would prejudice a current or future court case.

Requests to the DPP can be emailed to or sent to:

Director of Public Prosecutions
PO Box 13085
VIC 8010

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