Category: Criminal Law

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POSTED: 17 Sep 2021
While there is a large focus on the roadmap out of COVID-19 restrictions, it is important to remember that breaches of the current restrictions can result in fines and, in some circumstances, charges.
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POSTED: 19 Aug 2021
Congratulations Sharon! We are delighted to share that our Criminal Law Partner, Sharon Ramsden has been acknowledged in the 2021 Doyle’s Guide as a leading Sydney Criminal Defence Lawyer. Doyle’s Guide is a well-known independent organisation that rates and recommends law firms and lawyers based on interviews with clients,...
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POSTED: 26 Jul 2021
The restrictions across Greater Sydney impact the Court and the ability to hear criminal matters. There are restrictions in both the Local and District Courts.
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POSTED: 04 Jun 2021
In 2020, mandatory sentences were introduced for Child Sex Offences under the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Act 2020 (Cth).
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POSTED: 13 Apr 2021
On the 27th March 2021, the Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Forensic Provisions Act 2020 (NSW) came into action. The act follows New South Wales Law Reform Commission’s 2013 recommendations and carries changes to key forensic mental health questions.
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POSTED: 16 Nov 2020
Not only is drink driving a criminal offence, it also hinders your own safety and the safety of other motorists. Concentration and judgement are key requirements for driving, especially when considering external factors such as changing traffic situations and weather.
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POSTED: 17 Sep 2020
With everyone spending a lot more time at home at the moment, difficulties between neighbours can arise. If a dispute with another person escalates to a point where you feel unsafe, you can be protected by obtaining an Apprehended Personal Violence Order (APVO).
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POSTED: 29 Jul 2020
With the ongoing concern around the Covid-19 pandemic, the Chief Magistrate of the Local Court of NSW has recently issued a memorandum reiterating the requirements and expectations around appearances in person for Local Court matters.
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POSTED: 15 May 2020
Although the COVID-19 pandemic is still very serious, the Government has begun to ease restrictions as the number of cases in the state decreases.
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POSTED: 07 Apr 2020
A Regulation has been made giving effect to previous law changes allowing for the early release on parole of certain inmates. The changes mean that certain classes of inmate can be released if it is considered necessary to do so because of the risk to public health or the order and security of correctional facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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