Category: Criminal Law

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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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POSTED: 31 Mar 2020
Under new powers granted last week, Police can now issue infringement notices of $1,000.00 for individuals and $5,000.00 for corporations in NSW that breach COVID-19 Directions such as social distancing and isolation requirements or restrictions on public gatherings. This is in addition to the existing offences that can result in fines of up to $11,000.00 (plus a further $5,500.00 per day for a continuing offence) and jail sentences of up to six months for individuals, and fines of up to $55,000.00 (plus $27,500.00 per day for a continuing offence) for corporations.
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POSTED: 25 Mar 2020
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has led to a great number of changes to the way we work, socialise and generally interact. The criminal justice system is no different, and a number of laws and processes have been modified to limit physical interaction and protect vulnerable people during the pandemic. We have set out some of the more important changes below, but it is important to remember that the medical advice and the law around this situation is changing rapidly, at a state and national level. This information is accurate at the time of writing, but please contact us to obtain the most up-to-date advice.
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POSTED: 12 Feb 2020
A man who claimed to have been falsely imprisoned, assaulted and battered by police whilst trying to cross a closed off street, and who unsuccessfully sued the State of New South Wales, has now been unsuccessful on appeal, with the Supreme Court of New South Wales Court of Appeal finding no error in the primary judge’s findings.
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POSTED: 20 Jan 2020
As of June 2019, the Supreme Court has amended the procedures in relation to Applications for Release.
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POSTED: 12 Dec 2019
In New South Wales, the Bail Act 2013, defines bail as, the authority to be at liberty for an offence, pending a trial or hearing.
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POSTED: 21 May 2019
As of 20 May 2019, new laws will be in place that provide the power to police to issue a Penalty Infringement Notice to Low Range Drink Drivers. Low Range Drink Driving is having a prescribed concentrate of alcohol reading between 0.05 and 0.79.
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