Legal Information on Car Theft Charges in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It was far from an ordinary night for Cairns man, Greg Hamill, who last week woke up to an odd noise coming from inside his Kanimbla home, drawing his attention to a pair of thieves who had found their way into his garage. Somehow, the robbers had forced ...continue reading

How Does COVID-19 Affect Bail Applications in NSW?

By Fouad Awada and Jimmy Singh.   On 30 March 2020, the Supreme Court of New South Wales handed down a decision granting conditional bail to Mr Abdul Rakielbakhour who was accused and charged with serious domestic violence charges. Mr Rakielbakhour was arrested and charged with common assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm, alleged ...continue reading

COVID-19 – Key Changes Made by District Courts Affecting all Criminal and Traffic Cases in NSW

  From 30 March 2020, the District Court have implemented a number of changes to the way in which criminal cases are heard during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to remain up to date as arrangements are likely to continue to change. If you have a criminal matter in the District Court currently, please ...continue reading

Woman Charged with Larceny After Stealing Face Masks and Other Medical Supplies from a Hospital

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   As the community prepares for the frightening pandemic situation of coronavirus, it’s become plain to see that our unsung heroes amongst the crisis are the doctors, nurses and other frontline health workers, operating around the clock to help the hundreds of sick patients. Whether dealing with cases of ...continue reading

HOW MUCH DO LAWYERS MAKE IN AUSTRALIA? – LAWYER SALARY AUSTRALIA

  On 17 July 2020, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) released the statistics report on the average income based on occupation (and state) for income year 2017/18. The report is based upon millions of 2018 income tax returns in respect to millions individuals, and hundreds of thousands of  corporations. In a nutshell, the report reveals ...continue reading

Law, Penalties and Defences for Centrelink Charges

  It is reported that 35-year-old mother, Melka Krunes from Townsville has managed to get her hands on a total of $26,018 over a period of almost 7-years from the commonwealth entity, Centrelink. The financial advantage she received by providing incorrect information to Centrelink occurred from 2011 to 2017. During that period, she had made ...continue reading

What are the Rules Around NSW Police Strip Searching a Person?

241,000 is the number that has been given to NSW Police Officers, representing the quota for conducting personal searches, including strip searches on people for the 2019 financial year. In fact, in 2019, NSW Police failed to meet its quota  by just under 2000 searches. NSW Greens managed to obtained the shocking revelation through the ...continue reading

What is a Criminal Lawyers’ Role?

  Criminal lawyers represent people from all walks of life. Unfortunately, movies and TV shows have portrayed criminal lawyers in a bad light, prompting members of the public asking the question criminal lawyers get asked too often, “but how can you defend a criminal?”, or “how can you defend a guilty person?”. Too often we ...continue reading

The Law, Penalties and Defences for Joyriding in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   We all like to start our mornings off with a bit of productivity. Indeed, it feels great to have ticked off a few things on the “To Do” list well before the rest of the world wakes up. But no amount of early morning workouts completed or emails ...continue reading

Law, Penalties & Defences for Dealing with Proceeds of Crime Charges in NSW

  51-year-old Rafael Estrada and 28-year-old Marcos Rivera who’re Guatemalan nationals have been arrested and charged after police discover over $1.3 million in cash in a storage unit and apartment in Sydney. The investigation that led to the arrests was part of an investigation into a large-scale international money-laundering syndicate. It’s alleged that the two ...continue reading

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