Is it Legal to Make a Citizen’s Arrest in NSW?

  It is reported that a man with a large knife in Sydney CBD has allegedly attempted to stab people on Tuesday. Causing the Sydney CBD to go into lockdown, the incident unfolded close to the corner of Clarence and King Street when a man who was reportedly armed with a machete went on a ...continue reading

A Guide on the Law and Penalties for Acts that Cause Harm to People in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   As criminal law cases over time have revealed, there are countless ways in which a person can intentionally or recklessly cause physical harm to another person. The most direct way in which this tends to occur is through someone physically assaulting another person, say, by punching them or ...continue reading

A Guide on Your Right to Silence When Approached by Police

By Scott Feeney and Jimmy Singh.   The Brazilian Military Police were ready. The raid was about to take place in the northeast of the country, in the low-income community of Vila Irma Dulce. It was Monday the 22nd of April, and while on a regular patrol of their beat, the police observed a man ...continue reading

A Teenager has Undergone a Mental Health Assessment After Allegedly Stabbing a Church of Scientology Employee in Sydney

  It is alleged that on Thursday 3 January 2019, a 16-year-old teenager has stabbed a 24-year-old scientologist. It is reported that the 16-year-old teenager attended the Sydney headquarters Scientology Church to visit his mum who was participating in a “purification ceremony”. It’s alleged that the teenager stabbed the deceased in the neck when being ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalties for Domestic Violence in NSW?

  It is reported that a 24-year-old woman, Toyah Cordingley was found dead on Wangetti Beach in North Queensland in October 2018. She drove to the beach with her dog but never returned home. Upon inspection of her body, police announced that there appeared to be violent related injuries on her. Detective Senior Sergeant Ed ...continue reading

The Law and Penalties for Causing a Dog to Inflict Harm on a Person in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   This week, 58 penguins were found mauled to death at the Low Head Conservation area in Tasmania, sparking an investigation by wildlife authorities into the horrific attack. It is believed the deaths occurred due to a suspected dog attack. The penguins were discovered following a tip-off from the ...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

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

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