Tailgating Offences, Penalties and Defences in NSW

Sahar Adatia.   It was the horrifying road rage attack on a learner driver in Adelaide that left the young victim “too scared to get behind the wheel again”. Around 5pm on Sunday 16 May 20201, Jacob Trench was driving with his mother and a friend in a Ford sedan along the North-South Motorway at ...continue reading

Destroying Property by Means of a Fire or Explosive Law, Offences and Defences NSW

Sahar Adatia.   Divorces are messy at the best time of times. From having to grudgingly communicate with your ex-partner to splitting every single asset including the furniture and each of your children’s toys, the process is often gruelling and sometimes even filled with rage and revenge. This was certainly the case for one man ...continue reading

Can Police ask for Your ID in NSW? Know Your Rights

Image credit: Rose Makin Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   NSW Police have announced that they intend on asking citizens to produce identification, following the latest tightening of restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19. The latest health order prohibits residents from the Sydney metropolitan areas of Fairfield, Liverpool, Canterbury-Bankstown, Blacktown, and Cumberland to leave ...continue reading

Sexual Assault and Age of Consent Australia Laws Complete Guide NSW

Key Takeaway Here we outline the age of consent laws in Australia; sexual assault, sexual act, sexual touching and harassment offences, defences and their penalties; the statutory rape laws in NSW; how alcohol or drugs affect a rape case, rape statistics in Australia, and the various ways your knowledge as to a lack of consent ...continue reading

The Law on Escaping Lawful Custody in NSW

Poppy Morandin.   Police have charged a 29-year-old minimum-security inmate after he managed to escape from Goulburn Correctional Centre. Ryan Wennekes had been participating in work actives when he went missing at around 1:30pm in the afternoon. The prison worksite was behind the main building, with minimum supervision observing the inmates. He was arrested a ...continue reading

Rami Ykmour Rashays Arrest: CDLA’s Legal Breakdown of the Chester Hill Office Situation

Image credit: Rashays Facebook page. Rashays founder Rami Ykmour was approached by at least 8 NSW police officers at his Chester Hill office on 8 July 2021 at about 3:30pm. Police initially attended the office after allegedly receiving an anonymous call complaining that staff were breaching the mandatory face mask orders inside the Rashays Chester ...continue reading

Attempted Murder Charges, Penalties and the Law in NSW

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   A 47-year-old landlord may lose her leg after her 27-year-old former tenant allegedly run it over numerous times. Harley Warren Mobbs has been charged with attempted murder over the alleged confrontation with the woman, in April. Mr Mobbs applied for bail in the Caboolture Magistrates Court, appearing via video ...continue reading

Public Office Misconduct Offences, Penalties and the Law in NSW

Sahar Adatia. Image credit: ChameleonsEye   A female prison officer in California has been sentenced to jail after she was caught engaging in a sexual relationship with an inmate. Tina Gonzalez, 26, had worked as a corrections officer at Fresno County Jail since 2016, but was arrested in May last year after an investigation into her ...continue reading

Bestiality Offences, Penalties and the Law in NSW

Sahar Adatia.   A warning to our readers: This news story contains graphic content. A South Australian man accused of bestiality offences after he sent videos of his family dogs licking his erect penis has revealed at his court hearing that he did so because he was “bored”. Ashley Scott Dennis, 30, appeared at the ...continue reading

The Law on Responsible Pet Ownership in NSW

Sahar Adatia.   In a tragic and heartbreaking incident, a Queensland mother has been unable to survive after she was mauled by three Pitbull Terriers at a home in Maryborough. Amanda Carmichael, 41, suffered wounds too severe to be treated after she was attacked by the mixed-breed dogs on the morning of Tuesday 8 June ...continue reading

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