Some of the Different Kinds of White-Collar Stealing Offences in NSW

  A 53-year old woman, Catherine Koster was charged with obtaining financial advantage or cause disadvantage to her employer at the time, a charity organisation called Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia. The charity organisation raises money for worthy causes including the funding for PhD students to conduct medical research, and to support people suffering asbestos ...continue reading

The Law on Obtaining a Financial Advantage by Deception in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   The allure of winning a large sum of money is something most of us, at some point, find ourselves daydreaming about. Indeed, having more money than you can count and being able to afford that trip around the world, the spectacular mansion and let’s throw in a yacht, ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalties for Larceny by Clerk or Servant in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Chances are, most people have stolen something at least once in their lives. For some of us, it’s merely the pen at the bank or the box of tissues from the hotel room, strangely because we enjoy the rush of stealing. For others, it’s a means to survive ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalties for Car-Jacking in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   On October 4, 2018, a man was arrested following carjacking a Range Rover in Redfern while a 61-year-old man was still inside the vehicle. According to NSW Police, just before 1:30pm on the day, reports were made that the Range Rover was stolen from a car wash on ...continue reading

The Law and Penalties for Stealing Animals Ordinarily Kept in Confinement in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   It’s not every day that you hear of a heist being planned at the zoo down the road. Indeed, in the day of the life of a police officer, it’s surely one of the stranger cases to come across the desk. However, on September 22, 2018, police charged ...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

The End of ‘Section 10 Bonds’ in NSW as a Sentencing Option

  The Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW) reflects the law behind all the sentencing options a Magistrates or Judges can impose on a person guilty of a NSW criminal or traffic offence. That Law has now changed and the new NSW sentencing penalties or options commence from today 24 September 2018 onwards. The popular ...continue reading

Why is There Currently a Black Market for Australia’s Baby Formula?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   Last week, NSW Police arrested the leader of a shoplifting syndicate alleged to have stolen more than $250,000 worth of baby formula from supermarket shelves around Australia and then vending them at a significantly higher price on the black market. Lie Ke, 48, the accused kingpin of the ...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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