Author : Jimmy Singh

Difference Between Civil and Criminal Law

Key Takeaways A key difference between civil & criminal law in Australia is the higher onus of proof in a criminal case is ‘beyond reasonable doubt’, in comparison, a civil case has a lower onus of proof of ‘on the balance of probabilities‘. Differences between civil & criminal law table. Civil vs Criminal law: Criminal law ...continue reading

Police Search Powers NSW

Image credit: Rebekah Zemansky The law that covers the police search powers without a warrant for adults and children is mainly covered in parts 4 and 15 of the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 (NSW) (‘LEPRA’). It’s important to note that police are NOT ALLOWED to search you if you are under the age ...continue reading

Payne Haas Sentenced for Intimidating Police In NSW Tweed Heads Local Court

  It is reported that in January Brisbane Broncos star Payne Haas intimidated two police officers during a drunken foul-mouthed tirade on the streets of Tweed Heads, northern NSW. The 22-year-old NSW Origin forward was also charged with using offensive language. While the offensive language charge was withdrawn by the prosecution, Haas was sentenced after ...continue reading

Eight-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Sexually Touched by 64-Year-Old Man in Casula

It is reported that a 64-year-old man from Sydney’s southwest has allegedly sexually touched an 8-year-old girl as she played in the driveway of a unit building in January this year. The police detectives commenced investigations after receiving reports in January, that a man had allegedly indecently assaulted a child known to him outside the ...continue reading

Guide on the Law on Producing & Possessing Child Abuse Material

  It is reported that a 43-year-old man from Illawarra has allegedly produced and possessed over 100,000 videos and images of child abuse material, also known as child pornography. Detectives attached to the Lake Illawarra Police commenced investigations in June of last year into claims that the man was producing child pornography. His electronic devices ...continue reading

NSW Police Sergeant Charged for Allegedly Accessing Child Abuse Material Online

  It is reported that a NSW police officer has allegedly accessed child abuse material on the internet. The 48-year-old sergeant is part of a specialist command and was stopped and approached by police at about lunchtime last Friday afternoon. Following the officer’s arrest, he was taken to the Fairfield police station where he was ...continue reading

Mother Assaulted By Her Son at Workplace in Western Sydney

  A 26-year-old man from western Sydney appeared at the Mt Druitt Local Court on Monday last week before telling the Magistrate to lock him up for life after he allegedly kicked, punched and slammed his 60-year-old mum to the ground on Wednesday last week at a Disability workshop in Mt. Druitt. Luke Henry, 26, ...continue reading

Woman with High-range BAC Crashes Car into Stationary Police Car in NSW

Credit image: Maria Collado It is reported that at about 5:15pm on Wednesday last week, a 42-year-old Port Macquarie woman has driven a Ford Focus vehicle into a breakdown lane on the Pacific Hwy at Belmore before she collided the car right into the rear of a stationary police car. The driver of the stationary ...continue reading

Nine Network News Director Sentenced for High-range Drink Driving

  It is reported that in October last year, the news director of the Nine Network, Darren Wick drove a motor vehicle with a high-range BAC reading in Willoughby. This accounts for the Nine Network news director’s second drink driving offence. The court heard that the 58-year-old has a mid-range drink driving offence in 2010, ...continue reading

Complete Guide to Appeals in Criminal Cases

You may be able to appeal your court outcome to a court of appeal in NSW if you feel that it was unfairly or wrongly decided. Our criminal justice system gives us the option to appeal against conviction or appeal against sentence provided there are sufficient grounds of appeal. Appealing against sentence is also known ...continue reading

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