The Penalties of Drug Possession and How You Can Reduce Your Sentence

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   Australian singer-songwriter Shannon Noll – better known as “Nollsy”, the former Australian Idol contestant who accidentally went viral becoming a living internet meme, and the guy who unleashed an expletive-laden rant at a concert-goer at the Duck Creek Races in Nyngan NSW back in July – last week ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalties for Car-Jacking in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   On October 4, 2018, a man was arrested following carjacking a Range Rover in Redfern while a 61-year-old man was still inside the vehicle. According to NSW Police, just before 1:30pm on the day, reports were made that the Range Rover was stolen from a car wash on ...continue reading

What are the Defences and Penalties for Being Armed With an Offensive Weapon in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh Anger is an emotion that is able to make us react in various ways. Sometimes, it arrives in a quick flash, momentarily causing our heart rate to increase in irritation before shortly fleeting, like when people refuse to follow directions. At other times, where boundaries are crossed, it can ...continue reading

What are the Defences and Penalties for Importing Drugs in Australia?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   Each year, billions of dollars in illegal drugs circle the globe, driven by the demand of millions of users. And yet, while authorities have become more rigorous in intercepting these drugs and apprehending their suppliers, so too have drug smugglers become more inventive when it comes to methods ...continue reading

What are the Penalties and Defences for Grievous Bodily Harm and Wounding Charges in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   On August 29, 2018, a 47-year-old male patient at Blacktown Hospital was arrested for acting erratically and allegedly slashing a registered nurse who had commenced her duties for the night at the Western Sydney institution. At approximately 9:30pm on the Monday, Sukhpal Kaur started her shift, tasked with ...continue reading

What are the Penalties and Defences for an Offensive Conduct Charge in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   It’s not uncommon that drinking alcohol can have all kinds of effects on your social behaviour – the sense of sudden liberation that might push you to increase your self-disclosure; an urge to do something adventurous; a flooding of feeling forthcoming that makes you want to hug strangers. ...continue reading

The Law and Penalties for Stealing Animals Ordinarily Kept in Confinement in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   It’s not every day that you hear of a heist being planned at the zoo down the road. Indeed, in the day of the life of a police officer, it’s surely one of the stranger cases to come across the desk. However, on September 22, 2018, police charged ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalty for Manslaughter in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   For most people, the worst-case scenario of not paying their rent is getting kicked out of their place. But not for Melbourne man, Ramis Jonuzi, 36, who was choked and beaten so severely by the man he was sharing an Airbnb house with that it caused his death, ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalties for Animal Cruelty in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   On September 19, 2018, a Chinese man living on the Gold Coast who was videoed repeatedly beating his three-month-old puppy with a stick for barking pleaded guilty to animal cruelty. Jian Leo Zhang, 28, was captured in a video recording taken by his outraged neighbours recurrently hitting his ...continue reading

The Law and Penalties for Murder in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   On September 14, 2018 a NSW woman who murdered her boyfriend using a large carving knife after she suspected he had killed her cat was jailed for at least 12 years. In April this year, Rachel Impson was found guilty of murdering her partner, Michael “Mick” Insley, after ...continue reading

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