What is the Law and Penalties for Indecent Assault Charges in NSW?

  26-year-old NSW Police Constable, Mitchell James Willey was charged for indecently assaulting a woman at a Penrith music festival-Defqon 1 on 16 September last year. On Monday 15 October 2018, the off-duty police officer pleaded guilty in the Penrith Local Court to the indecent assault charge. Since charged, it’s reported that he had been ...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 Penalties and Defences for Common Assault in NSW?

  A 46-year-old Senior ranking police officer of the Western Australia Police Force is charged with two counts of common assault for tasering a driver in Fremantle, WA. Senior Constable Keenan, who has twenty-five years of experience as a police officer under his belt, was depicted in a disturbing footage tasering a defenceless driver who ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalties for Cyber Bullying and Online Trolling in NSW?

  Offences of intimidation or stalking are considered to be treated very seriously by NSW Courts. The Courts have expressed many times that every person is entitled to feel safe. There has been a significant rise in victims being threatened and harassed online through social media. The impact of this can be psychologically damaging which ...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

New NSW Sentencing Penalty Introduced: The New ‘Intensive Corrections Orders’

  On 24 October 2017, Parliament in NSW assented to the amending legislation which effectively changed the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW). As of 24 September 2018, three major new sentencing options were introduced into NSW. A Magistrate or Judge can now impose any one of these new sentencing or penalty options for traffic ...continue reading

New Sentencing Option Introduced in NSW: ‘Community Correction Orders’

Our previous blog outlined how the ‘section 10 bond’ has now replaced the new ‘conditional release order’ as a new sentencing option in NSW for criminal and traffic offences. This blog outlines a further new sentencing option called a ‘community corrections order’ which effectively replaces the old ‘section 9 bond’ and ‘community service order’ penalties, ...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

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