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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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How reliable is forensic evidence?

How reliable is forensic evidence?

Miscellaneous

  How reliable is forensic evidence?   It is called ‘The CSI Effect’ and it is playing a vital role on the reliability of forensic evidence. For years crime serials have shown forensic evidence as a key player in solving grim murders or crimes. It has raised the bar of reliance by jurors and resulted […]

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Why do wealthy people shoplift? An insider interview…

Why do wealthy people shoplift? An insider interview…

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous, Recent Cases, Recent News

Why do wealthy people shoplift? Yesterday, a client told me she stole an $8 jar of olives from Whole Foods and we discussed it. It’s not that she can’t afford it. She’s an heiress. It’s not that she’s selfish. She says she gives generously to charity. She claims to usually be ethical and stresses that […]

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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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THE RIGHT TO SILENCE

THE RIGHT TO SILENCE

Miscellaneous

THE RIGHT TO SILENCE By Yavin Kumar @ Sydney Criminal Defence Lawyers If a person has reasonable grounds to believe that they are suspected of being a party to an offence, he or she is entitled to remain silent if questioned to give information to law enforcement authorities regarding the offence. Many members of the […]

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“Nanny state”   People break the law up to 10 times a day, without realising.

“Nanny state”   People break the law up to 10 times a day, without realising.

Miscellaneous

“Nanny state”   People break the law up to 10 times a day, without realising. A standard Australian day can turn sour, if you beep your car horn and wave hello to a neighbour. Under NSW road rules, illegal use of a “warning device”, attracts a $298 fine and three demerit points while a “limb […]

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