What is an Affray and its Penalty in NSW?

What is Affray in NSW? Unlike assault charges, including common assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm and grievous bodily harm, which are considered offences against individuals, affray is a more serious type of charge carrying a maximum term of up to 10 years imprisonment, and is considered an offence against the public order to ...continue reading

What is Obscene Exposure and Offensive Conduct?

By Jimmy Singh A man has reportedly masturbated in public with his penis exposed in-front of women in Melbourne. The male, who police are still on the hunt for, is described as Caucasian or European in his 20-30 years of age with a beard, and short dark hair. On one occasion he has reportedly yelled ...continue reading

New Laws on Drug Driving and Mobile Phone Use in NSW

The Controversial Drug Driving Laws in NSW To be guilty of DUI under section 112, the police only need to prove that you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of driving, the law doesn’t require proof that your driving skills were effected by drugs or alcohol. Under the current law ...continue reading

Can I Be Guilty of Common Assault if There Was No Physical Force Applied?

A 46 year-old dominatrix was found guilty for assaulting a women at the Kink Adelaide adult event. The Magistrate in the Adelaide Magistrates Court accepted that the 46-year-old dominatrix, who refers to herself as ‘Mistress Gabrielle’, punched and placed a woman known as “Dragon Princess” in a headlock. The court found that Mistress Gabrielle, during ...continue reading

How to Get an AVO Revoked

Dr. Weatherburn, director of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics said that “there is no question that apprehended violence orders are effective but they are not a miracle cure”. How effective are AVOs when it involves children, family court proceedings, and changes in life circumstances after it was made? What happens if the police have ...continue reading

The Law on Drink Driving in NSW

There are 5 general types of drink driving offences in NSW: High Range Drink Driving: where your alcohol reading is 0.15 or more in every 210 litres of breath, or 100 millilitres of blood. Mid Range Drink Driving: where your alcohol reading is at least 0.08, but less than 0.15. Low Range Drink Driving: where ...continue reading

The Law on Cultivating Cannabis plants

If you cultivate 999 cannabis plants outdoors, will you face the same penalties as someone who cultivates 50 cannabis plants indoors? You can expect to face up to 15 years prison or a fine of up to $385,000 (or both) for cultivating  between 50 -199 cannabis plants indoors (‘enhanced indoor means’). This range of plants ...continue reading

The Law on Driving Occasioning Death

By Jimmy Singh and Tayla Regan There are a range of driving offences that deal with the circumstance where death results from driving a car. The law gives different penalties for each of those range of driving offences. Is it fair for the prosecution to charge you for manslaughter (from a dangerous and unlawful act) ...continue reading

The Law on Centrelink Fraud

By Tayla Regan and Jimmy Singh Centrelink fraud can take many forms and shapes. A common charge people face for Centrelink fraud is under section 134.2 or 135.2 of the Criminal Code Act, known as obtaining a financial advantage by deception, or, obtaining financial advantage (with no deception and no dishonesty). You can be criminally ...continue reading

The Law on Driving Under the Influence

The Case of DPP (NSW) v Kirby [2017] NSWSC Mr. Kirby was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol under section 112(1)(a) of the Road Transport At 2013 (NSW). The Katoomba Local Court on 19 April 2017 found him not guilty on the basis that the police were unable to prove that Mr. Kirby’s ...continue reading

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