Complete Guide to Appeals in Criminal Cases

You may be able to appeal your court outcome to a court of appeal in NSW if you feel that it was unfairly or wrongly decided. Our criminal justice system gives us the option to appeal against conviction or appeal against sentence provided there are sufficient grounds of appeal. Appealing against sentence is also known ...continue reading

Chef Sexually Assaults 16-year-old Girl Avoids Jail

  34-year-old Melbourne Chef Graeme Walter has sexually penetrated a 16-year-old girl before giving her his clothes to wash away in order to keep the incident discreet from his wife. In June 2019, Graeme at the time was working as a chef at the Mornington Peninsula restaurant when on one night after having some drinks ...continue reading

Elderly Man Faces Six Counts of Sexual Touching Charges in NSW

  It is reported that a 77-year-old man had allegedly sexually touched four girls while they were underwater at a public pool in Kiama. Reports were made by the girls to police alleging, that on 3 October, the 77-year-old man approached two girls who were aged 11 and 9 in the pool before touching them ...continue reading

NSW Police Officer Charged with Aggravated Sexual Intercourse with a Child

  Concerns have been raised following the recent charge of a 29-year-old police officer last Tuesday. It is alleged that the male senior constable had sexual intercourse with a teenage girl aged less than 16, more than 14. The officer who was arrested last Tuesday has been suspended without pay, and is now facing charges ...continue reading

Deputy Principal at Kellyville High School Charged with Child Grooming Offences in Sydney’s North-West

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A deputy principal at Kellyville High School in north-western Sydney has been charged with child sex offences after he allegedly attempted to entice who he thought was a 14-year-old girl for sex. Earlier this month, NSW Police detectives from Strike Force Trawler began engaging online with high school teacher ...continue reading

Man Sentenced for Exposing Genitals to Schoolgirls: Sexual Act Offences

  31-year-old Sebastian Richard McKay has been reportedly labelled a pervert after he revealed his penis to five girls this year. The court heard that while McKay was seated in his car, he approached by asking them for directions before exposing his genitals to them. When sentenced, the court imposed a four month term of ...continue reading

NRL Player Jack de Belin Set to Face Second Trial Over Aggravated Sexual Assault Charges

Poppy Morandin.   NRL star Jack de Belin and his co-accused, junior rugby league player Callan Sinclair, will face a re-trial in April 2021, after their original trial resulted in the jury being unable to deliver a unanimous or majority verdict. The jury of seven men and five women deliberated for almost 10 hours, after ...continue reading

Is it illegal to record a conversation without consent in Australia?

Is it illegal to record a conversation without consent in NSW? The Surveillance Devices Act 2007 (NSW) governs the rules around when you can and can’t install, use or record someone with a listening device in NSW. This means that it outlines the law on when you can and can’t secretly record a person’s conversation. ...continue reading

Complete Guide on Assault Charges, Penalties and Defences

Assault Charges NSW What constitutes serious assault? What are the levels of assault charges, and what is the lowest form of assault? In this complete guide on assault charges we answer these questions, and more. There are various types of assault charges, including aggravated assaults, bar fight assault charges, assault charges for first offences, non-physical ...continue reading

Former High Court Judge, Justice Dyson Heydon faces further sexual harassment complaints

Poppy Morandin.   The High Court has confirmed that three further complainants have come forward alleging that they were sexually harassed by former judge, Justice Dyson Heydon. These complainants will add to the list of six women who were found by an independent investigation commissioned by the High Court and conducted by Dr Vivienne Thorn ...continue reading

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