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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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Is it legal to take drugs in Australia?

Is it legal to take drugs in Australia?

Miscellaneous

Substance Abuse & Addiction   Substance misuse is the harmful use of drugs or alcohol for non-medical purposes. Often associated with the use of illicit drugs, legal substances can also be misused, such as alcohol, prescription or over-the-counter medication, caffeine, nicotine and volatile substances (e.g. petrol, glue, paint). Most people with a substance use disorder […]

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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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The Law on Home Invasion and Self-Defence

The Law on Home Invasion and Self-Defence

Miscellaneous

The Law on Home Invasion and Self-Defence By David Phillipe @ Sydney Criminal Defence Lawyers It is well recognised that two of the most fundamental legal principles are the right to life and the right to own property. What happens when these two principles conflict? This possibility exists within the realm of criminal law where […]

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Drink driving mothers crack down

Drink driving mothers crack down

Criminal Law, Traffic Law

Assistant Commissioner of NSW Police Michael Corboy has revealed police officers are targeting school pick up and drop off times to catch drink-driving mothers. The crackdown comes after nine NSW women in the past three months alone were arrested and charged with drink driving with children in the backseat. “What that indicates to me is […]

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Substance Abuse & Addiction-How to recognise when you are addicted and what to do next

Substance Abuse & Addiction-How to recognise when you are addicted and what to do next

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous

Substance Abuse & Addiction Substance misuse is the harmful use of drugs or alcohol for non-medical purposes. Often associated with the use of illicit drugs, legal substances can also be misused, such as alcohol, prescription or over-the-counter medication, caffeine, nicotine and volatile substances (e.g. petrol, glue, paint). Most people with a substance use disorder are […]

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Anzac day parking fines-A very sad day for Australia

Anzac day parking fines-A very sad day for Australia

Miscellaneous

The Perth council is being accused of going against the spirit of Anzac Day after fining hundreds of motorists attending the city’s dawn service. The government is calling on the city to reconsider the parking penalties, but the council says they were issued amid security concerns. Thousands of people left the dawn service at Kings […]

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Commonwealth Bank’s financial advisers have charged dead clients for financial advice

Commonwealth Bank’s financial advisers have charged dead clients for financial advice

Miscellaneous

  Commonwealth Bank’s financial advisers have charged dead clients for financial advice – in one case for more than a decade – according to shocking evidence heard at the banking royal commission. The commission was given evidence from a 2015 document for CBA’s Count Financial business that showed multiple examples of financial advisers charging ongoing service […]

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“Freeze, it’s the Police…Or Is It?”

“Freeze, it’s the Police…Or Is It?”

Miscellaneous

“Freeze, it’s the Police…Or Is It?” By Yavin Kumar @ Sydney Criminal Defence Lawyers In many situations including traffic accidents, cases of domestic violence and assault, search and rescue missions of missing persons, and murders, amongst other emergencies that may affect or concern the overall wellbeing of the community, it is quite often the case that […]

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