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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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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 Prison Punishment Enough?

Is Prison Punishment Enough?

Assault, Criminal Law, Miscellaneous

Is Prison Punishment Enough?   “It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside it’s jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats it highest citizens but its lowest ones”.[1]    Prison is tough. There is no doubt about it. Once through those doors, it is […]

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How to protect your child from pedophiles

How to protect your child from pedophiles

Assault, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Miscellaneous

Pedophiles – Who they are and how to identify one   Pedophiles are adults who are attracted to prepubescent children. Not all pedophiles are child molesters and vice versa. Pedophiles who are sexually attracted to children, may not act on it. On the other hand, child molesters may not be sexually attracted to children, they […]

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Was it sexual assault?

Was it sexual assault?

Assault, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Miscellaneous

All you should know about consent in Sexual Assault    Sexual assault is considered as a serious offence in Australia. Consent is the crucial concept and most complex in a sexual assault. It is the deciding factor, whether the sexual intercourse was legal or illegal. Sec 61HA (2) of Crimes Act 1900 (NSW), sets out […]

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AVO- Everything you need to know

AVO- Everything you need to know

Assault, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Miscellaneous, Recent Cases

AVO- what you need to know   What is an AVO? It is Apprehended Violence Order made to protect a person who fears for his/her or childs own safety from violence, intimidation, or harassment. It is an order made by the Court to restrict the offender from future contact with the victim. You are in […]

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Early guilty pleas reform – Justice NSW

Early guilty pleas reform – Justice NSW

Assault, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Miscellaneous, Recent News

Early guilty pleas reform Summary of reform Encouraging earlier guilty pleas will deliver swifter, more certain justice by reducing stress for victims and court delays. Key changes Early disclosure of evidence by the NSW Police Force. Senior prosecutors will review evidence and confirm the charges that will proceed as early as possible Mandatory criminal case […]

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