Is it Legal to Make a Citizen’s Arrest in NSW?

  It is reported that a man with a large knife in Sydney CBD has allegedly attempted to stab people on Tuesday. Causing the Sydney CBD to go into lockdown, the incident unfolded close to the corner of Clarence and King Street when a man who was reportedly armed with a machete went on a ...continue reading

A Guide on the Law and Penalties for Acts that Cause Harm to People in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   As criminal law cases over time have revealed, there are countless ways in which a person can intentionally or recklessly cause physical harm to another person. The most direct way in which this tends to occur is through someone physically assaulting another person, say, by punching them or ...continue reading

A Guide on Your Right to Silence When Approached by Police

By Scott Feeney and Jimmy Singh.   The Brazilian Military Police were ready. The raid was about to take place in the northeast of the country, in the low-income community of Vila Irma Dulce. It was Monday the 22nd of April, and while on a regular patrol of their beat, the police observed a man ...continue reading

A Guide on the Defences to a Murder Charge

By Scott Feeney and Jimmy Singh.   It is alleged that in February 2017, 35-year-old Shahab Ahmed stabbed his wife up to 14 times after discovering that she was having an affair with their friend. Despite admitting to the murder, Shahab “Russel” Ahmed has pleaded not guilty to the stabbing murder of his wife Khondkar ...continue reading

New NSW Sentencing Penalty Introduced: The New ‘Intensive Corrections Orders’

  On 24 October 2017, Parliament in NSW assented to the amending legislation which effectively changed the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW). As of 24 September 2018, three major new sentencing options were introduced into NSW. A Magistrate or Judge can now impose any one of these new sentencing or penalty options for traffic ...continue reading

New Sentencing Option Introduced in NSW: ‘Community Correction Orders’

Our previous blog outlined how the ‘section 10 bond’ has now replaced the new ‘conditional release order’ as a new sentencing option in NSW for criminal and traffic offences. This blog outlines a further new sentencing option called a ‘community corrections order’ which effectively replaces the old ‘section 9 bond’ and ‘community service order’ penalties, ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalty for Manslaughter in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   For most people, the worst-case scenario of not paying their rent is getting kicked out of their place. But not for Melbourne man, Ramis Jonuzi, 36, who was choked and beaten so severely by the man he was sharing an Airbnb house with that it caused his death, ...continue reading

The Law and Penalties for Murder in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   On September 14, 2018 a NSW woman who murdered her boyfriend using a large carving knife after she suspected he had killed her cat was jailed for at least 12 years. In April this year, Rachel Impson was found guilty of murdering her partner, Michael “Mick” Insley, after ...continue reading

What is the Law on Abortion in NSW?

By Jimmy Singh The Government in NSW have now passed laws to practically ban activists from gathering within 150 meters from an abortion clinic in NSW. The 150 metres is the safe zone surrounding abortion clinics. Breach of these laws can result in heavy penalties of imprisonment and fines. Abortion Law and Safe Zone Legislation ...continue reading

Can You Refuse to Give a DNA Sample to Police?

By Jimmy Singh and Fahim Khan Australian criminal law can be complex to understand, especially when it’s concerning police rights regarding when they can and can’t carry out intrusive tests on your body. Generally, DNA samples are considered to be more effective at solving crimes than fingerprints. DNA samples are considered to be very effective ...continue reading

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