Criminal Appeals in NSW

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  • 30 June 2020
A fundamental component of a fair trial is the capacity to appeal the outcome. One reason why this is fundamental to justice is because even learned magistrates and judges can make errors. These ca

Can I legally protest?

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  • 18 June 2020
Considering recent events, some people are wondering whether they can legally protest in Australia. The below discussion is a brief overview of what rights Australians have and how in NSW the

Why you need to know a good criminal lawyer

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  • 04 June 2020
Before explaining why someone experienced on your side can be invaluable when you are charged with any criminal offence, I’d like to ask you something. When watching the news, and you see a h

Should Off*nsive Language be Criminalised?

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  • 29 May 2020
Public order offences exist in jurisdictions such as Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. These offences criminalise the use of swearing, offensive or abusive language in public places. In New

Fines vs Court Attendance & Arrest

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  • 29 May 2020
On 15 September 2018, a 23 year old man and 21 year old woman died after collapsing at Defqon.1 in Penrith, with another seven people admitted to ICU for drug-related harms. On 18 September 201

Wrongful convictions and an honest but mistaken witness

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  • 13 May 2020
Imagine of being accused of something horrible you didn’t do. Of your friends and family hearing that you have been charged with something terrible. Imagine going to prison knowing you are co

Australian Prisons, alternatives to imprisonment and their success

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  • 30 April 2020
Our Convict History As machines replaced manual labour, some of the unemployed people that could did move to the cities. As the cities became overcrowded, many didn’t and couldn’t g

Dangerous driving, imprisonment and the purposes of sentencing

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  • 16 April 2020
On the 2nd of March 2019, John Pagakis drove his car over 210kms/hour. When leaving the M2 at Baulkham Hills, Mr Pagakis lost control of the vehicle and crashed into an SUV that was stopped at a re

Coronavirus and the NSW Local and District Courts

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  • 07 April 2020
A pandemic that has crippled the world killing over 74,000 people worldwide according to John Hopkins University of Medicine Coronavirus Research Centre. The total number of confirmed cases (of tho

Using the phone whilst driving?

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  • 25 February 2020
The recent introduction of phone cameras in NSW highlights the Government’s desire to get people off their mobile phones whilst behind the wheel. Whilst many people give into the temptation t
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