What’s the Penalties for Assaulting Police in NSW?

  It is reported that 59-year-old Michael Greene allegedly assaulted a female police officer when he was being taken away from the MCG Stadium on Saturday. Michael, who’s son is a Giants’ player (Toby Greene), has been charged with 6 counts, including assaulting police, assaulting emergency worker, intentionally and recklessly occasioning injury to a police ...continue reading

What’s the Penalties and Defences for an Assault Charge in NSW?

  A footage has emerged depicting an altercation involving 3 police officer’s and an indigenous 17-year-old boy. 17-year-old Quinton Avery, who is currently studying at TAFE, says he was left with injuries, including a bruised jaw and bleeding lip. Quinton said, “I went straight home to my aunty’s where I’m staying, and then my cousin ...continue reading

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

What the Law says about Assaulting a Police Officer in the Execution of Duty in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Like it or not, when it comes to the criminal justice process, police are considered the gatekeepers and guardians of law enforcement – the most visible representation of the state’s power to both protect citizens and also control them. Most combine what is good in our culture – ...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 Guide on the Law on Assaulting Police

By Scott Feeney & Jimmy Singh.   About 6:45pm on the evening of Good Friday, thirty-year-old Constable Hayden Edwards was reportedly going about his duty when he was stabbed in the back at Central railway station. The horrific incident has been reported as an un-provoked attack on a police officer in public. It is alleged ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalties for Assaulting Police in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   When it comes to the criminal justice system, police are regarded as the gatekeepers and the most visible representation of the state’s power to both protect citizens and control them. They are generally fair and reasonable when performing their duties, and yet in some circumstances, members of the ...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 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

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