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

What are the Penalties for Contaminating Food in NSW?

“It’s certainly not a great time to be a farmer”, says a local café owner who buys all her strawberry supplies from Galluzzo’s Fruit Market in Glebe, NSW. Truck loads worth of strawberries have been taken off the shelves of major supermarket stores following the strawberries needle contamination scare- which has spread throughout Australia. The ...continue reading

What is an Affray and its Penalty in NSW?

What is Affray in NSW? Unlike assault charges, including common assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm and grievous bodily harm, which are considered offences against individuals, affray is a more serious type of charge carrying a maximum term of up to 10 years imprisonment, and is considered an offence against the public order to ...continue reading

What is Obscene Exposure and Offensive Conduct?

By Jimmy Singh A man has reportedly masturbated in public with his penis exposed in-front of women in Melbourne. The male, who police are still on the hunt for, is described as Caucasian or European in his 20-30 years of age with a beard, and short dark hair. On one occasion he has reportedly yelled ...continue reading

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