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When is someone an adult in the eyes of the law…

A fascinating case has arisen in the ACT:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-13/canberra-court-leap-year-girl-adult-or-child/10242750

In summary, a girl born on February 29 2000, has been charged with offences committed on the day precisely 18 years later, that is, February 28, 2018.

At first instance, the Court held the girl was 18 on that day, but on review, it was held she was a minor, as her birthday should be celebrated on the beginning of the anniversary of her birth.

An amazing case that shows the intricacies of the law. If you have any analogous ones, give us a call today.

By | 2018-09-13T06:51:19+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Springdale News|Comments Off on When is someone an adult in the eyes of the law…