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Actual Bodily Harm

Miscellaneous

Actual Bodily Harm   Assault occasioning actual bodily harm is a type of common assault and is considered as a serious offence. Under sec 59 of Crimes Act 1900 this offence attracts maximum penalty of 5 years. The penalty increases to 7 years if the offence is committed in a company of someone. However, if […]

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Firearms Prohibition Order

Miscellaneous

Firearms Prohibition Order   Another raid in the name of Firearms Prohibition Order. Sydney nightclub owner and underworld identity John Ibrahim’s mansion was the target of police raid, yesterday. The raid was relating to the serving of ‘Firearms Prohibition Order’. Mr Ibrahim’s mansion in Dover Heights was raided for five hours by the police but […]

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Gun Raids Across Several Sydney Homes finding illegal firearms

Gun Raids Across Several Sydney Homes finding illegal firearms

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous, Recent News

Gun Raids Across Several Sydney Homes   Several homes across Sydney were raided by New South Wales Police for arms and ammunition. The operation was conducted in the light of recent shootings. Possession of an illegal firearm is a serious crime in NSW. Local police teamed up with Strike Raptor Force and intelligence bodies for […]

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Home Invasion in Sydney’s West

Home Invasion in Sydney’s West

Assault, Criminal Law, Miscellaneous

Home Invasion in Sydney’s West   Two were stabbed and one shot during a violent home invasion overnight in Bringelly, south-west of Sydney. Home invasion is a serious offence. Just before 11.30pm on Monday a man and a woman armed with a knife and a gun forced their way into a house on Mersey Road […]

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Man charged with luring a 14-year-old girl and has two teenage children of his own

Man charged with luring a 14-year-old girl and has two teenage children of his own

Assault, Criminal Law, Miscellaneous

Man charged with luring a 14-year-old   A driving instructor from Westmead has been charged for having sexually explicit conversations online with a person believed to be a 14-year-old girl. This would be a charge of using a carriage service to procure a person under 16 years for sex. Police allege the man, aged 63, believed […]

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Loaded gun and cocaine seized from teen’s car

Loaded gun and cocaine seized from teen’s car

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous, Recent News

Loaded gun and cocaine seized from teen’s car   Police seized a loaded gun, cocaine, prescription drugs and a stash of cash from the car of a Sydney teenager. Drug possession and an illegal firearm are serious offences in NSW. The teenager was emerging from a side street, in western Sydney at about 7.40pm on […]

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Police Brutality- Why do they get away with it?

Police Brutality- Why do they get away with it?

Assault, Criminal Law, Miscellaneous

Police Brutality   Now and then, police have been under investigation for using extreme power to control a particular situation. Police brutality should be a crime. The incidence of Byron Bay teenager is a clear example of police brutality. Four police officers are under investigation for misconduct for beating a disoriented teenager. The CCTV footage […]

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Two arrested over the stabbing of a teenager in Balmain

Two arrested over the stabbing of a teenager in Balmain

Assault, Criminal Law, Miscellaneous, Recent Cases, Recent News

Two arrested over the stabbing of a teenager in Balmain   Jeremy Allen and Cassandra Ross have been arrested and facing charges for stabbing a teenager outside Woolworths in Balmain. The 16-year-old boy was leaving Woolworths with his 14-year-old brother when he was approached by the accused for a cigarette lighter. The accused and the […]

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What is Double Jeopardy-Everything you need to know

What is Double Jeopardy-Everything you need to know

Assault, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Miscellaneous

Double Jeopardy The Rules: Double jeopardy has been in existence for 800 years. The rule is that a person can not be tried more than once for the same offence, if that person has been acquitted the first time, even if new evidence has been found later, proving the person’s guilt. There are good reasons […]

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Is jail term the best punishment for pedophiles

Is jail term the best punishment for pedophiles

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous

Pedophilia – Is jail term the best punishment   Pedophiles commit crimes against the most vulnerable in our society, our children.  The NSW government introduced new tougher laws for child sex offenders. According to new legislation, these offenders will face life imprisonment, as against the old rule of 25 years. Is it the best option? […]

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