New Drink Driving Laws in NSW

By Jimmy Singh The average court penalty for first time drink drivers in 2017 was $482. NSW Roads Minister, Melina Pavey said, that around 6000 people in NSW are charged with first time mid-range drink driving, and 55 people in 2017 died from drink driving. The police can give you a penalty notice for most ...continue reading

What is Obscene Exposure and Offensive Conduct?

By Jimmy Singh A man has reportedly masturbated in public with his penis exposed in-front of women in Melbourne. The male, who police are still on the hunt for, is described as Caucasian or European in his 20-30 years of age with a beard, and short dark hair. On one occasion he has reportedly yelled ...continue reading

New Laws on Drug Driving and Mobile Phone Use in NSW

The Controversial Drug Driving Laws in NSW To be guilty of DUI under section 112, the police only need to prove that you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of driving, the law doesn’t require proof that your driving skills were effected by drugs or alcohol. Under the current law ...continue reading

Can I Be Guilty of Common Assault if There Was No Physical Force Applied?

A 46 year-old dominatrix was found guilty for assaulting a women at the Kink Adelaide adult event. The Magistrate in the Adelaide Magistrates Court accepted that the 46-year-old dominatrix, who refers to herself as ‘Mistress Gabrielle’, punched and placed a woman known as “Dragon Princess” in a headlock. The court found that Mistress Gabrielle, during ...continue reading

What is Cyber Bullying By Using a Carriage Service to Threaten?

By Jimmy Singh & Tayla Regan With the rise of technology and communication through means of smart phones, the internet & social media, it’s not surprising that Australia have implemented laws to punish those who misuse it in order to protect the community. Technology has also made it much easier to instantly reach out to people all over ...continue reading

The Law on Drink Driving in NSW

There are 5 general types of drink driving offences in NSW: High Range Drink Driving: where your alcohol reading is 0.15 or more in every 210 litres of breath, or 100 millilitres of blood. Mid Range Drink Driving: where your alcohol reading is at least 0.08, but less than 0.15. Low Range Drink Driving: where ...continue reading

Can I Avoid a Criminal Record for Drug Driving?

The Case of Mr. Bugden v R [2015] The Facts 20 year old Mr. Bugden was an apprentice chef. One day he was pulled over by police for a random drug test. He was tested, and returned a positive reading for cannabis. He admitted to police that he had smoked cannabis about 3 days earlier. ...continue reading

The Law on Self Defence

Section 418 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) allows you to do whatever you believe is necessary to protect yourself, provided your response (in self-defence) was reasonable in the circumstances perceived by you at the time. Self-defence can apply to a range of assault offences, including common assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, assault occasioning ...continue reading

10 Things to Know When Approached by Police at a Music Festival

Charged with a Drug Possession offence is daunting. It carries a maximum penalty of up to 2 years imprisonment and/or a penalty of up to $2,200 fine. It can also result in a criminal conviction, impacting on your future. There are also certain things you can do, if going to court, for a drug possession ...continue reading

NSW Government Passes Laws to Encourage Early Guilty Pleas

73% of criminal cases result in the accused pleading guilty to serious criminal charges. 23% of people accused of a serious criminal offence are entering a guilty plea at a late stage of the case. Particularly on the day of trial in the District Court. For serious criminal cases, from when a case starts in ...continue reading

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