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

What is the Law and Penalties for Animal Cruelty in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   On September 19, 2018, a Chinese man living on the Gold Coast who was videoed repeatedly beating his three-month-old puppy with a stick for barking pleaded guilty to animal cruelty. Jian Leo Zhang, 28, was captured in a video recording taken by his outraged neighbours recurrently hitting his ...continue reading

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