Full Court Minute Books

Case D5/2016

Prior v. Mole

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

3/03/2016 Supreme Court of the Northern Territory (Court of Appeal) (Riley CJ, Kelly J, Hiley J)

[2016] NTCA 2


Criminal law – Where appellant was taken into protective custody under the Police Administration Act (NT) s 128 – Where appellant spat on police officer – Where appellant was convicted of assault – Construction of s 128(1) of the Police Administration Act (NT) – Exercise of power under s 128(1) – Whether the Police Officer had reasonable grounds to establish that the appellant was likely to commit another offence – Whether the appellants apprehension was lawful.

Short Particulars


01/09/2016 Hearing (SLA, Canberra)

15/09/2016 Notice of appeal

20/10/2016 Written submissions (Appellant)

20/10/2016 Chronology (Appellant)

18/11/2016 Written submissions (Respondent)

25/11/2016 Reply

06/12/2016 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

08/03/2017 Judgment (Judgment summary)