Failing to Stop and Assist Offences & Defences in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   An incident has taken place in Sydney’s west in which a driver struck a woman on the road, pinning her against a wall, then failing to stop to assist following the crash. The incident is believed to have occurred around 6.30pm on Saturday 27 March 2021 following reports a ...continue reading

Obstructing Traffic Offences & Defences in NSW

Credit image: Igor Corovic Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Sydney’s CBD has tumbled into turmoil once again following an incident in which almost 30 Extinction Rebellion protesters blocked some of the city’s busiest roads. In the midst of morning peak hour on Monday 29 March 2021, protesters were discovered chained to barrels and some even ...continue reading

Assaulting Police Officer Offences in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A woman from Bondi Junction in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs has faced court after she allegedly assaulted an off-duty police officer and even ripped the hair off the officer’s scalp during her arrest. The incident is reported to have occurred on Tuesday 30 March 2021 at Bondi Junction’s shopping centre ...continue reading

Difference Between Civil and Criminal Law

The fundamental difference between civil and criminal law in Australia is that the onus of proof and the standard of proof is generally always on the prosecution who must prove its case against the accused to a high standard of ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ in court. Failing that, the charges will be dismissed. In contrast, a ...continue reading

Bail Applications in the Local Courts NSW

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   A Melbourne man has flashed half of his bottom over video link in a court-room whilst trying to convince a Magistrate he was not involved in a series of ram-raids on luxury boutiques. 42-year-old, Ben Agostino appeared before Melbourne Magistrates Court over the weekend after being charged with 42 ...continue reading

Responsibility of Pet Owners in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It was meant to be a fun day out at the beach for the Dietrich family when they visited the shores of Wai-iti, north of New Plymouth in New Zealand – but little did they know their day would be completely turned on its head with their three-year-old son ...continue reading

Kidnapping Offences and Defences in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   On 21 January 2021, a 12-year-old girl went missing from south-west Delhi, India, after which her mother reported the situation to local police. Months later, on 15 March, following a police rescue, it was found the young girl had been kidnapped by four men who burnt her with cigarette ...continue reading

Carjacking Offences and Defences in NSW

Poppy Morandin.   A young woman has been charged following investigations into an alleged carjacking at Castle Hill. Police allege that the 18-year-old female flagged down a 40-year-old man, driving a Holden Commodore, claiming that she was injured. After the man had stopped the vehicle to assist the woman, he was threatened by two men ...continue reading

Criminal Lawyer ‘Targeted’ by Strike Force Raptor Officers: Perverting the Course of Justice Offences & Defences NSW

Image credit: Rose Makin Poppy Morandin & Jimmy Singh.   The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission has revealed that a now retired senior police officer directed officers to intimidate a defence lawyer, representing a client in a case against Strike Force Raptor. The lawyer was representing an accused person alleged to be a member of an ...continue reading

Poison to Endanger Life or Cause Grievous Bodily Harm Offences & Defences in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It’s the inconceivable – a child being poisoned by their very own mother; the one person who is meant to nurture and protect at all costs. Yet, at present, a 39-year-old Sydney mother is on trial at the Downing Centre District Court after she was accused of poisoning her ...continue reading

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