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What is a Criminal Lawyers’ Role?

What happens when a criminal lawyer comes across a client who confesses guilt but maintains a plea of ‘not guilty’? “I did It, but I want you to defend me”.

Riot Offences, Penalties and Defences in NSW

A group of prisoners in a high-security prison who armed themselves before participating in a riot over restrictive COVID-19 measures have been sentenced…

NSW Police Commissioner Defends Officers Who Performed ‘Unlawful’ Arrest on Curtis Scott

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has sought to defend the actions of police officers involved in the wrongful arrest of NRL player Curtis Scott...

Latest BOSCAR statistics and the need for greater focus on rehabilitation: An interview with Deputy Mayor of Dubbo and Barrister Stephen Lawrence

The Latest BOSCAR statistics reveal crimes across NSW have remained the same while others fallen except for sexual & domestic assaults. Click here for more…

Law and Penalties for Inciting or Urging Violence in Australia

Victorian Police have arrested & handcuffed a pregnant 28-year-old woman in her own home in-front of her 2 kids for allegedly using social media to incite an anti-lockdown protest.

The Law on Assaults While Playing Sports in NSW

39-year-old under-12s coach Kristen Teasdale has allegedly ran onto the field before pushing a boy to the ground has been charged.

Section 32 Mental Health Applications now Replaced by Section 14 to Get Criminal Charges Dismissed in Court

The new laws on section 32 mental health diversionary pathways for defendants facing criminal charge(s) in NSW Courts. Click here for more…

Concerns Reignited for Prisoners Amid Further Outbreaks of COVID-19

There are reportedly 70 inmates in lockdown within Silverwater Jail after coming into close contact with a staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19

Law on the Age of Criminal Responsibility in NSW: An Interview with Greens MP David Shoebridge

Decision to raise the age of criminal responsibility has been deferred until at least 2021. What's the current age of criminal responsibility for a child? Click here to find out...

Law on Police Using Tasers in NSW: Indigenous Man Tasered in Face by Police

Footage has emerged depicting an indigenous man who did not appear to be resisting being tasered multiple times on the face by a NSW Police Officer.

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