Mental Health Defence

Getting a Charge Dismissed on Mental Health Grounds: Section 14 Applications in NSW

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios who pleaded guilty to a domestic violence assault has tried to get it dismissed on mental health grounds…

The ‘Act Proven But Not Criminally Responsible’ Defence in New South Wales

About 130 patients in the Thomas Embling Forensic Hospital have killed someone or committed a serious crime but found ‘not criminally responsible’…

Fitness to Plead and Stand Trial: Mental Health Applications

What happens if a person accused of criminal charges is unfit to be tried or unfit to plead due to suffering mental health issues?

Section 32 and Section 14 Applications in the Local Court

What is a section 14 application and how can it result in getting a criminal charge dismissed in court? Click here for more…

Intoxication Defences

Is intoxication a defence to a criminal offence in New South Wales? Click here for more on the laws on how intoxication can be used in cases.

Murder Defence of Substantial Impairment of the Mind

How does the partial defence of substantial impairment of the mind reduce a murder charge to manslaughter in NSW? Click here for more…

Automatism and Intoxication Defences Australia

Can you be held criminally responsible for a criminal act caused by intoxication from alcohol or drugs in NSW? Click here for more...

Finding the Best Criminal Lawyer in Sydney For Your Case

Here’s a guide on how to find the best criminal defence lawyers for your case, including tips on what to look out for and common things to avoid when searching…

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”.

Mental Health Defence of Substantial Impairment by Abnormality of Mind in NSW

27-yr-old Sydney woman has stabbed her mother at least 100 times before taking off her head inside their St Clair home has been found ‘not guilty’ of murder


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