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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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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 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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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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Sentencing Options-Pleading guilty or not guilty

Sentencing Options-Pleading guilty or not guilty

Criminal Law, Downing Centre Local Court, Miscellaneous, Recent News, Section 10

Sentencing Options   If a guilty plea is entered or a person is found guilty of an offence, the courts have several sentencing options at their disposal.   Potential sentences or orders that a court may impose can be classified as non-custodial and custodial sentences.   The following are Non-custodial sentences:   Dismissal of charge […]

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Why do some people dislike Criminal Defence? Here a Criminal Defence Lawyer explains…

Why do some people dislike Criminal Defence? Here a Criminal Defence Lawyer explains…

Miscellaneous

Why people hate defence lawyers   Why do some people look down on Criminal Defence Lawyers? A question with so many possible answers. However, the most common of all can be for defending potential criminals or their high fees….they are sometimes believed to be money sucking pests, who thrive on their client’s bank balance…… Interview […]

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Melbourne fake breath test – how much did it cost us?

Melbourne fake breath test – how much did it cost us?

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous, Recent News

The revelation of Melbourne police faking breath test brought an outrage in public. Melbourne police falsified 258,463 PBT’s over the period of five years. The Traffic Accident Commission (TAC) has frozen their funding to Victoria police for the amount of $4 million used for roadside breath tests. But how much actually has it cost us? […]

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WE WILL REPRESENT YOU PRO BONO!

WE WILL REPRESENT YOU PRO BONO!

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous, Recent Cases, Recent News, Section 10

Fans are fuming after police have warned anyone heading to UK electro group Above & Beyond‘s show in Sydney this weekend will be denied entry if a sniffer dog makes any indication they have or have had drugs on their person. If you or any one you know has been wrongfully refused from this gig, we will […]

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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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