NSW Police Aim to Conduct 200,000 Mobile Drug Tests Representing an Increase From the Previous Year

By Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   It has been revealed that NSW Police have set a target to detect almost 300,000 crimes this year and are using area-specific goals to achieve this result. The approach covers a number of detections in numerous categories of crime including theft, robbery, sexual assault, and drug detection. The ...continue reading

Law on Correctional Employees Engaging in Sexual Conduct or Intimate Relationship with Inmates in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A Sydney prison guard is facing the grim possibility of two years behind bars over an alleged sexual relationship she had with an inmate that continued for several months in the confines of a Western Sydney jail. Melissa Goodwin was provisionally stood down in May 2020 by her ...continue reading

Jury Trials Return to NSW After a 3-Month Freeze

By Poppy Morandin & Jimmy Singh.   With COVID-19 related restrictions easing and business seemingly returning to normal for most of New South Wales, the District Court has begun criminal trials before juries again. The return will be done under strict measures including temperature checks and screening questions for jurors, in order to prevent individuals ...continue reading

Law on NSW Police Arrest Powers

  In NSW, a police officer is allowed to use force when exercising their lawful powers. However, it isn’t that simple. According to section 230 of Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 (NSW), police are allowed to use such force as is reasonably necessary for purposes of exercising one of their powers as a ...continue reading

Fake ID Fail: International Student Charged with Unlawful Use of Driver Licence After Forgetting Crucial Detail

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   An international student’s plan to trick Geelong Police with a false ID card from his home country of India turned into a miserable fail of epic proportions when he couldn’t remember the crucial detail of his supposed date of birth. SBS News reports that Mohammad Usman, a mechanical ...continue reading

What is Perverting the Course of Justice in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   One of Sydney’s high-ranking members of the Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gang has been charged by police over allegations he attempted to pervert the course of justice while before the courts. According to NSW Police, the case goes back to December 2018 during which an ongoing investigation by Strike ...continue reading

NSW Police Facing Class Action Over Strip Search Practices

By Poppy Morandin & Jimmy Singh.   Redfern Legal Centre in collaboration with Slater and Gordon have recently announced their intention to mount a class action against NSW Police in relation to the unlawful utilisation of search powers, particularly strip searches. They seek to obtain compensation for the supposed thousands of individuals that have been ...continue reading

What is the Charge of Property Suspected of Being Proceeds of Crime in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A man has been charged after crashing his car in the south west of New South Wales which directed police to the discovery of him allegedly possessing more than $90,000. According to a statement released by NSW Police, just before 10am on 7 May 2020, a Ford Ranger ...continue reading

Law on Obtaining Australian Driver Licence by False Statements or Dishonest Means

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A 26-year-old Afghan immigrant has had the approval for his Australian citizenship revoked after it surfaced that he had used a fake driver licence to pursue a job of becoming a truck driver. Ali Haidari travelled by boat to Australia in February 2010 and was allowed a permanent ...continue reading

Law on Possessing a Stolen Dog in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   An 11-week-old Rottweiler puppy named “Buddy” has been reunited with his owners after he was stolen from his home in Ipswich, Queensland, thanks to the help of a tip-off from a member of the public and some teamwork from Springfield police. The Brisbane Times reports that on 3 ...continue reading

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