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ASSAULT OCCASSIONING ACTUAL BODILY HARM (AOABH)

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  • 15 September 2021
  The Law Section 59(1) of the Crimes Act NSW provides for the offence of Assault occasioning actual bodily harm, in that: Whosoever assaults any person, and thereby occasions
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Subpoena

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  • 25 August 2021
In both criminal and civil matters, you may be needing to request or be subject to a subpoena. The scope of Subpoenas ranges from: - For a person to attend Court to give evidence in a m
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Police & Young People

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  • 19 August 2021
  It comes as no surprise that young people due to their visibility and use of public spaces interact with police on a regular basis. More so than other age groups.  However, rese
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Why you need a good advocate at Court

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  • 26 July 2021
  Some people try to go it alone when they are facing a matter in Court. Whilst for some people this will not be problematic as they are confident and believe they can argue their case
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Opinion Evidence at law - exceptions to inadmissibility

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  • 09 July 2021
  Whether you are facing a criminal or civil matter, the opposing side may attempt to use what is known as ‘Opinion Evidence’ against you. Generally, the rules of evidence
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Tendency Evidence

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  • 18 June 2021
When you are charged with a criminal offence the prosecution may attempt to use what is known as ‘Tendency Evidence’ against you. Additionally, tendency evidence can also be used in civ
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Hearsay – What is it & how to identify it in law

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  • 10 May 2021
There is a lot of confusion in law as to what and what is not hearsay.  The below is a brief but simple version on what is hearsay and how to identify it when you are either dealing with a
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Trial by Media – Good or Bad?

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  • 26 April 2021
A defendant should be considered innocent until proven guilty.  All defendants have a right to a fair trial,[1] which requires a verdict made by an impartial jury.  The jury must determin
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Can a Defendant be Prosecuted Using Illegally Obtained Evidence?

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  • 14 April 2021
In some instances, evidence that points to a defendant’s guilt may have been obtained illegally.  For example, by a police search without a warrant, or a covert video of a crime being co
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How Can an Accused Defend Themselves Against an Absent Witness

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  • 16 March 2021
  In light of recent allegations against the Attorney General Christian Porter, made by a now deceased woman.  It seems an apt time to examine what options a defendant has if they are
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