Using Carriage Service to Threaten to Kill | Man faces court after allegedly threatening to kill Victorian Premier

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   A 53-year-old man from Nimbin has faced court over a series of threatening emails he allegedly sent to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews. The emails were allegedly sent to Mr Andrews late last year, around the same time that Victoria’s strict lockdown was lifted. The Fixated Persons Investigation Unit commenced ...continue reading

Assault Police During Public Disorder Offences in NSW

It is reported that a man in his 20’s has allegedly assaulted two police officers during an altercation in Victoria’s anti-lockdown protest on 23 October last year. Police report that 2 men were being arrested by the two police officers during the protest at the Shrine of Remembrance when the alleged assault took occurred. The ...continue reading

Police Officer Allegedly Assaulted in the Execution of Duty in Response to a Domestic Violence Incident Report in NSW

It is reported that a 27-year-old man has allegedly assaulted a senior police officer in the NSW Orana region. Police officers were responding to an incident at a Merilba St residence in Narromine, on or about four O’clock in the afternoon on Christmas eve. During this time, the 27-year-old man has allegedly alighted from his ...continue reading

Law on How Much Force Police Can Use in NSW

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   A young man shot dead by Queensland Police on the Logan Motorway has been linked to the murder of an elderly couple in their Brisbane home. After the bodies were discovered, officers attended to doorknocking neighbouring homes in the Parkinson area to determine whether there were any more victims. ...continue reading

Australia’s Proposed New Online Trolling Laws: Labelled Toughest in the World

  Online bullying, threating, intimidating, abusing and revenge porn are proposed to carry heavy fines of up to $111,000 for individual people, and more than $500,000 fine for corporations including Facebook and Twitter, for failing to take down such offensive material, or for failing to disclose the identities of the perpetrators. Many millions of Australians ...continue reading

30-year-old Man Faces Murder Charges After an Early Morning Fight at Cab-rank

It is reported that a 28-year-old man has died after being involved in an altercation at a taxi rank in north Queensland with a 30-year-old man on Saturday morning. Police report that the 30-year-old man had spotted the now deceased man at a taxi rank at about 2am on Saturday morning, when he allegedly appeared ...continue reading

Move On Directions & Detaining an Intoxicated Person Found in a Public Place in NSW Laws

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   An expert panel comprised of police and First Nations health and legal professionals has released a report detailing the plan to enable Victoria to transition from criminalising ‘public drunkenness’ to a health-based system. Prior to the coronial inquest into the death of 55-year-old Yorta Yorta woman Tanya Day in ...continue reading

Man avoids jail after assaulting nurse in Melbourne laneway

 Poppy Morandin.   A Melbourne man will not face jail time despite shocking footage of him dragging a nurse into a laneway and pinning her to the ground. 21-year-old Jackson Williams was found guilty of common assault yet was ultimately acquitted of attempting to sexual assault the woman and received a two-and-a-half-year community corrections order. ...continue reading

The New NSW Local Court Practice Note: What you Need to Know When Going to Court

  Ever wondered why cases keep getting delayed in our criminal courts? There can be many reasons why cases get delayed, including an inexperienced or incompetent criminal lawyer, delays caused by the prosecution and/or third parties, and/or due to an uncontrollable environment such as the coronavirus pandemic that hit our nation at the beginning of ...continue reading

Merit Program: The NSW Courts Diversionary Pathway for Drug & Alcohol Addicts

  What is the MERIT program? The MERIT program is an opportunity for those who suffer from drug or alcohol addiction, who end up going to court to face criminal charges in the Local Court to assist in rehabilitation. ‘MERIT’ is an abbreviation for ‘Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment’. A plea of ‘guilty’ or ‘not ...continue reading

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