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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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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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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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Are some forms of Violence ok?

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  • 03 March 2021
  Many would think that violence against another person or group is subject to criminal penalty or at the very least subject to some sort of penalty. However, there are certain kinds o

Part 1-Indigenous Australians & the CJS – a snapshot of over-representation

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  • 24 September 2020
Statistical information regarding the population incarceration rates in Australia reveals that even though Indigenous Australians make up only approximately 1.9% of the Australia’s population

Disclosure Obligations of Police/Prosecutors

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  • 22 September 2020
It is well known in the legal industry that a prosecutor in a criminal matter must disclose relevant documents to the accused person or his defence team. However, disclosure request from an acc

COVID-19 and the impact on Domestic Violence

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  • 22 July 2020
Australia and other countries around the world have recently had, and in some states appear to be returning to. various stages of lockdown due to the coronavirus, which according to the John Hopkin

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

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
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