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

The Law on Strip Searches in NSW

  Imagine a sniffer dog incorrectly indicates to police that you have drugs on you outside the entrance of a music festival, which causes police to form a suspicion you have illicit drugs on you, but you actually don’t. Imagine, then police escort you away in view of everyone watching this infold, and you are ...continue reading

A Guide on Larceny Offences and Penalties in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   If you’ve ever had something stolen from you, other than a whole lot of rage and frustration, you’ve probably wondered what it is that makes a thief feel so blatantly justified in carrying out such an act. Indeed, the mind of a robber is a dysfunctional and bewildering ...continue reading

A Guide on the Law on Car Theft Charges in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Uh… well… this is awkward. It is reported that last month, a man who turned up to court in Adelaide facing car theft charges was arrested again after allegedly driving there in another stolen vehicle. *Cue face palm* Indeed, on 30 July 2019, a 34-year-old man from Whyalla ...continue reading

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

Dishonestly Obtaining Financial Advantage by Deception Penalties in NSW

  It is reported that a former Coles employee has been charged with fraud and larceny allegedly worth nearly $2 million over a 5-month period of time, from February through to July 2019. 36-year-old Aaron Baslangic was Coles finance executive as Head of Strategic Initiatives for Coles online. Since his arrest in South-east Melbourne on ...continue reading

What Does the Law say about Joyriding or Taking a Conveyance without Consent in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   “Joyriding” is the term used to describe the act of taking a vehicle and driving it around recreationally without the owner’s consent. Joyriders are usually young – commonly teens and young adults – and are likely to be driving without a licence or insurance. They also usually have ...continue reading

What are the Penalties for Stealing a Dog in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   If you were to embark on a life of crime, professional dognapping is probably not the first act of law-breaking that would likely come to mind. Besides, who would even be that low to steal someone’s four-legged fur friend off them? But it so turns out that stealing ...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

The Law on Stealing A Motor Vehicle or Vessel In NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   ‘Tis the season of giving – a time when people are kinder and more generous to one another, and when the spirit of Christmas guides us towards giving without a thought of getting, especially when it comes to the less fortunate. Well, at least for some of us. ...continue reading

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