Have you been accused of damaging someone else’s property?

If so, you need to understand the charges against you and what penalties you may be facing. This blog post will provide an overview of the charge of malicious damage to property, including the definition and potential penalties. Keep in mind that every situation is unique, and you should speak with a lawyer if you [...]

2023-11-30T12:12:20+11:00December 5th, 2022|Criminal Law|Comments Off on Have you been accused of damaging someone else’s property?

An Introduction to Break-in and Enter Laws

Being charged with a break-and-enter offence is punishable by imprisonment of 5 years or more. If the police charge you with this offence, you must understand what constitutes breaking and entering, and what you can do to defend yourself. What are break-and-enter offences? As enumerated in Part 4 of the Crimes Act of 1900, break-and-enter [...]

2023-05-30T10:10:35+10:00November 7th, 2022|Criminal Law|0 Comments

Changes in the New Sexual Consent Laws in Australia

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reports that “almost 2 million adults have experienced at least one sexual assault since 15.” This number, however, may not reflect those incidents where victims decided not to report the incidence of sexual assaults. As this alarming number continues to be a tragic concern for the welfare of [...]

2022-10-10T13:50:04+11:00October 24th, 2022|Criminal Law|Comments Off on Changes in the New Sexual Consent Laws in Australia

Everything You Need to Know About Bail

Are you charged with a criminal offence?  Whether it’s a minor or serious offence, you will likely receive a "Notice to Appear" from the Magistrates Court. This notice will include the time and date of your attendance. Moreover, the police might arrest you and take you into custody if you are accused of a serious [...]

2022-10-10T13:49:55+11:00October 10th, 2022|Criminal Law|Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About Bail

Larceny or Robbery: Is There a Difference between the two and What Might that Be?

Taking away another person’s property without their consent is immoral. In the eyes of Australian laws, this is the crime that constitutes “larceny.”  Under section 117 of the Crimes Act 1900, larceny occurs when an individual takes or carries away an object or an item capable of being stolen without the consent of the item’s [...]

2022-10-10T13:50:25+11:00September 26th, 2022|Criminal Law|Comments Off on Larceny or Robbery: Is There a Difference between the two and What Might that Be?

Charged With a Drug Offense in Australia? Here’s What You Need to Know?

Have you been charged with a drug offense in Australia?  Are you wondering what to know about this offense and what steps to take if you are charged?  This article will provide a brief guide on what you need to know about and what you can do if you’re being charged for it.  Australian laws [...]

2023-05-30T10:11:09+10:00September 12th, 2022|Criminal Law|Comments Off on Charged With a Drug Offense in Australia? Here’s What You Need to Know?

Have you been asked to Lie on a Statutory Declaration Form?

Taking Someone’s Points - Is it really a big deal.   Lying on a Statutory Declaration ("Stat Dec") is a big ask and can have some serious consequences. Statutory declarations are not normally used at a court. They are normally used for business or legal decisions. The most common situation where a person is tempted [...]

2023-05-30T10:11:31+10:00August 15th, 2022|Criminal Law, Driving Offences, Road and Driving|Comments Off on Have you been asked to Lie on a Statutory Declaration Form?

Hoon Driving and Burnouts

A "hoon" is defined as a person who deliberately drives a vehicle in a reckless or dangerous manner. Generally in order to provoke a reaction from onlookers. "Hooning" can include but not limited to speeding, burnouts, donuts, or screeching tyres.   In NSW, car hoon behaviour is the term given to anti-social and dangerous behaviour [...]

2023-05-19T16:27:57+10:00August 1st, 2022|Driving Offences|Comments Off on Hoon Driving and Burnouts

Good Behaviour Licence

Holders of unrestricted driver licences in New South Wales may elect to obtain a good behaviour licence rather than serve out their driver licence suspensions.    What is a good behaviour licence?  Section 36 of the Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW) provides a mechanism whereby full licence holders who have exceeded their demerit point limit may apply [...]

2023-05-30T10:15:16+10:00May 23rd, 2022|Driving Offences, Road and Driving|Comments Off on Good Behaviour Licence

Consenting to Apprehended Violence Order ‘AVO’

What is an AVO? An Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) is a court order issued for the protection of a person who believes that their life or safety is in danger.   What are the types of AVO’s? There are two types of AVO issued by the court that would depend on the allegations of the [...]

2023-11-30T12:13:44+11:00April 28th, 2022|Criminal Law|Comments Off on Consenting to Apprehended Violence Order ‘AVO’
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