Penalties for Using or Possessing a Blow-Pipe that is Capable of Projecting a Dart in NSW

  At about 7pm last Saturday night, a 15-year-old teenage girl, along with her friends, were walking along on a road in Cessnock, NSW when a teenager carrying a pipe with a homemade dart reportedly “leaned out of a vehicle window with a pipe and blew the dart into the girl’s face”. A 17-year-old teenager ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalties for Food Tampering in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   There’s no denying that for the sweet tooth, custard is old-fashioned comfort food at its finest. It’s a dessert that doesn’t require any frills or fancy plating and is simply enjoyed in its silky form and sweet flavour. Even better, it doesn’t fail to please when it is ...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 the Failure of a Parent to Care for a Child in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   On November 1, 2018, a mother and father from Port Pirie, Adelaide, were charged with criminal neglect over the alleged treatment of their four-month-old baby who suffered severe dehydration and serious injuries including a fractured skull. Jeremy Neil Capper, 31, and Ebanee Gayl Coad, 30, were arrested and ...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 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 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

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

The End of ‘Section 10 Bonds’ in NSW as a Sentencing Option

  The Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW) reflects the law behind all the sentencing options a Magistrates or Judges can impose on a person guilty of a NSW criminal or traffic offence. That Law has now changed and the new NSW sentencing penalties or options commence from today 24 September 2018 onwards. The popular ...continue reading

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