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Unauthorised youth arrests, police overcharging, school arrests – Is this the answer?

Unauthorised youth arrests, police overcharging, school arrests – Is this the answer?

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NT royal commission: Legal group calls for immediate moratorium on child arrests By Jacqueline Breen Updated about 2 hours ago PHOTO: NAAJA believes police should stop arresting children. (ABC: Dijana Damjanovic) RELATED STORY: NT’s Don Dale youth detention centre should be closed, inquiry recommends RELATED STORY: ‘A stain on the NT’s reputation’: Chief Minister apologises for failing children RELATED STORY: Lack of […]

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Children accused of child pornography –  A very fine line

Children accused of child pornography – A very fine line

Criminal Law, Recent News

 Print  Email  Facebook  Twitter  More ANALYSIS Sexting creating legal minefield for teenagers — and the Australian courts system By court reporter Candice Prosser Updated Sat at 4:08pm PHOTO: An SA judge last week spared a 16-year-old boy a conviction for producing child pornography. (ABC South East SA: Kate Hill) RELATED STORY: Australia 10 years behind in cyberbullying arms race, eSafety Commissioner says RELATED STORY: Fewer […]

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Manus protesters arrested atop Opera House

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Source: Manus protesters arrested atop Opera House

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POSSESSION, SUPPLY AND DEEMED SUPPLY OF ILLEGAL DRUGS

POSSESSION, SUPPLY AND DEEMED SUPPLY OF ILLEGAL DRUGS

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Drug offences can be considered amongst the most serious offences in the eyes of the Criminal Courts. When it comes to drugs and the law, it is important to remember the varying distinction between possession, dealing and supply of illegal drugs, whilst also bearing in mind the individual circumstances of the case at hand. Looking […]

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Further developments with the Driver Disqualification Reforms

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Legal Aid have posted some useful links about who is eligible to apply and the criteria that must be met: https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/27719/Driver-Disqualified-Reforms-A4-tip-sheet-and-penalty-table.pdf https://news.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/link/id/zzzz59fa68d6b420b173Pzzzz55cbfd9879b24126/page.html#zzzz59fa679e1db1a325 https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/27718/Drive-Disqualified-Reforms-Duty-and-Panel-Lawyers-Handbook.pdf   To find out more call us now on 8059 7121 or email us on solicitors@sclawyers.com.au  

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GET IN QUICK! YOU COULD GET YOUR LICENSE BACK SOONER THAN YOU THOUGHT!

GET IN QUICK! YOU COULD GET YOUR LICENSE BACK SOONER THAN YOU THOUGHT!

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The Road Transport Amendment (Driver License Disqualification) Bill 2017 was assented on Friday 13 October 2017 in the Legislative Assembly, and will come into effect imminently. So, if you are sitting out a lengthy disqualification but have been of good behaviour for at least 2 years, you could be eligible to get your license back […]

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‘My daughter should not be used as bait’: How police smashed child porn site

‘My daughter should not be used as bait’: How police smashed child porn site

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Between October 2016 and September 2017, the world’s largest child abuse forum was being run by Australian police officers. Source: ‘My daughter should not be used as bait’: How police smashed child porn site

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Ten-year-old children should not be locked up, leading criminologist says

Ten-year-old children should not be locked up, leading criminologist says

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The minimum age of criminal responsibility for children should be lifted from 10 to 14, given mounting evidence of the lifelong harm the justice system does to children, and the huge risk of kids becoming “entrenched” in the jail system if locked up young, says one of Australia’s leading criminologists. Source: Ten-year-old children should not […]

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Doli Incapax – a twist on Oliver Twist?

Doli Incapax – a twist on Oliver Twist?

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The law attributes criminal liability where a person has committed the criminal act (actus reus) with a criminal mind (mens rea), commonly referred to as ‘intent’. However, society does not hold young children accountable for their actions to the same extent as adults, and the law provides a protective safeguard against the harshness of the […]

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