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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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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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Domestic violence in the household

Domestic violence in the household

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

Domestic violence in the household By Yavin Kumar @ Sydney Criminal Defence lawyers   Domestic violence can happen to anyone in any household, and can also occur in many forms and circumstances. In most cases, domestic violence results from an abuse of power or control from one person over another, which can result in horrific […]

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Diagnosed depression linked to violent crime

Diagnosed depression linked to violent crime

Assault, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Miscellaneous

Diagnosed depression linked to violent crime, says Oxford University study Researchers find that while vast majority of patients are not violent, doctors’ focus tends to be on self-harm or suicide rather than violence  In the study, 3.7% of men and 0.5% of women committed a violent crime after being identified as clinically depressed, compared with […]

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Sexual abuse on prisoners with mental health

Sexual abuse on prisoners with mental health

Assault, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Recent News

Prisoners with disabilities routinely face sexual, physical abuse: Human Rights Watch By the Specialist Reporting Team’s Naomi Selvaratnam and social affairs correspondent Norman Hermant abc news PHOTO: Human Rights Watch found people with disabilities make up almost 50 per cent of the prison population in Australia. (Supplied: Human Rights Watch) Pete’s first stint in youth detention left a deep and […]

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Losing a loved one to murder

Losing a loved one to murder

Assault, Domestic Violence, Miscellaneous

Losing a loved one to murder By Redmond @ Nova Introduction Losing a loved one through homicide is one of the most traumatic experiences that an individual can face; it is an event for which no one can adequately prepare, but which leaves in its wake tremendous emotional pain and upheaval. For purposes of this […]

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Small fine after successful charge negotiation of allegations of choking in domestic setting

Apprehended Violence Orders, Assault, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Recent Cases, Recent News, Waverley Local Court

Waverley Local Court – March 2016 Our client was a young labourer from the north coast charged with choking and common assault in relation to his partner. On the basis of significant inconsistencies in the partner’s version of events, we negotiated with the prosecution offering to plead to the common assault in exchange for dropping […]

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