What are the Penalties for Smuggling Contraband into a NSW Prison?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Desperate times call for desperate measures, and there’s no denying that in the confines of a prison where creature comforts are at best imagined, the temptation to have prohibited goods in the palm of your hand is probably all too real. But sometimes, you just have to question: ...continue reading

The Law on Importing Drugs into Australia

Too often we hear reports of people unsuccessfully trying to smuggle drugs into other countries from Australia. Some may get away with it, while others are not so fortunate, resulting in severe life changing consequences. Luke Joshua Cook and His Thai Wife 35-year-old father of two Luke Joshua Cook and his Thai wife, 40, were ...continue reading

Harsh Penalties for Driving with Small Traces of Cannabis in the Saliva, Urine or Blood

The Controversy of Drug Driving Laws in NSW The controversy behind this relatively new law is the unfairness of creating a law that will cause someone to face harsh consequences of a criminal conviction and driver licence disqualification from the mere trace or presence of an illicit drug (such as cannabis)- while there is no ...continue reading

The Law on When Police Can Search Your Car Without a Warrant in NSW

The Case of DPP v Leonard [2001[ NSWSC A man from Dubbo NSW, Mr. Leonard was charged with supplying prohibited drug charges and 3 further charges of drug possession offences. The drug supply charges were on the basis that it was over the ‘traffickable’ quantity of cannabis. The matter proceeded to the Local Court for ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalties for Manufacturing Drug Charges in NSW?

  3 people have been arrested and charged on Monday for allegedly manufacturing ice in a lab discovered by police in a home in South Australia. The lab is reportedly capable of producing over a hundred million dollars of ice, which has now been shut down by police as it was being expanded. Amongst the ...continue reading

The Law and Penalties for Drug Use in Horse Racing

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Last week, a licensed thoroughbred trainer was charged by the Queensland Racing Crime Squad for allegedly injecting a horse with a substance before it was scheduled to run in Innisfail back in September. The horse, named Oakland Avenger, was set to race at Atherton, a regional racing event ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalties for Drug Supply Charges in NSW?

  Pill testing sites can be remotely set up at music festivals for the purposes of testing drugs to disclose any life-threatening chemicals in an environment where there will be no criminal charges. This can be conducted in an effort to minimise or eliminate drug-related harm to young people at music festivals. Evidence has demonstrated ...continue reading

The Penalties of Drug Possession and How You Can Reduce Your Sentence

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   Australian singer-songwriter Shannon Noll – better known as “Nollsy”, the former Australian Idol contestant who accidentally went viral becoming a living internet meme, and the guy who unleashed an expletive-laden rant at a concert-goer at the Duck Creek Races in Nyngan NSW back in July – last week ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalties for Perverting the Course of Justice in NSW?

  34-year-old James Cowled, was a law student working as a Judge’s associate to Federal Court Judge Michael Lloyd-Jones whom he worked for during the period 2011 – 2015. Although retired in 2015, the former Judge was ‘tricked’ into providing Cowled a character reference letter after being lied to by Cowled that it was for ...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

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