PLEADING GUILTY? SPEAK TO A CRIMINAL LAWYER FIRST

  Often the first question on a client’s mind when they are charged with an offence is “should I plead guilty or not guilty?”. However, the answer to this question is much more complicated than it would first appear. Here is why you should speak to a criminal lawyer in Sydney before making any decision ...continue reading

What is a Criminal Lawyers’ Role?

As criminal lawyers Sydney based, we represent people from all walks of life, says Principal lawyer at CDLA, Jimmy Singh. “Unfortunately, movies and TV shows have portrayed criminal lawyers in a bad light, prompting members of the public asking the question criminal lawyers get asked too often, “but how can you defend a criminal?”, or ...continue reading

Sexual Assault and Age of Consent Australia Laws Complete Guide NSW

This original article has been written and kept up-to-date by our experienced Sexual Assault lawyer Sydney. Key Takeaway Here we outline the age of consent laws in Australia; sexual assault, sexual act, sexual touching and harassment offences, defences and their penalties; the statutory rape laws in NSW; how alcohol or drugs affect a rape case, ...continue reading

Aggravated Sexual Intercourse with Child Aged 14, But Under 16 in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A Sydney high school teacher has admitted in court to having sex with an underage student, pleading guilty to three counts of aggravated sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old. Monica Elizabeth Young was due to stand trial in September 2021 over allegations she repeatedly sexually assaulted a male student over ...continue reading

NSW Attorney-General Requests Review of Sexual Assault Sentencing Laws

Poppy Morandin.   Judges in New South Wales may soon be able to sentence persons found guilty of historical sex crimes using present laws, rather than those in force at the time of the offence, under a proposal by the NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman. “I’ve asked Department of Communities & Justice for a thorough review ...continue reading

The Offence of Rape and Consent Laws in NSW Explained

Image by Sunflowerey. Poppy Morandin.   Christian Porter has taken mental health leave from his position as Attorney-General, following coming forward as the cabinet Minister accused of an historical rape. Mr Porter has refused to step down, announcing at a recent press conference that: “If I stand down from my position as Attorney General because ...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

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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