Sexual Assault

The Law on Mandatory Life Sentences in NSW

The meaning of life sentences in NSW and the circumstances it will apply in.

The Law on Getting Bail When Charged by Police

Should a person presumed innocent until proven guilty of a crime in NSW be detained and refused bail under the new Bail Act?

The Law on Making False Accusations

Heavy penalties apply for making false accusations against people in NSW for perverting the course of justice.

New Laws on The Right to Silence for Criminal Offences

Is the removal of the ancient fundamental right to silence to allegations of criminal offences working in NSW?

The Law on Child Sex Offences

The defence of an honest and reasonable mistake of age. This blog discusses the defences and penalties of child sex offences in NSW.

Can a Sexual Assault Offence be Considered Less Serious Where the Victim Has a Pre-Existing Relationship With the Offender?

Can a pre-existing relationship between an offender and victim result in a lighter sentence for a sexual assault without consent offence?

Can You be Responsible for a Crime Committed by Another?

What the Law says about encouraging or assisting another person to commit a crime before, during, or after it’s committed.

When Can Police Take Your Phone?

The laws about when police can and can’t take your phone or smart device in NSW.

NSW Government Passes Laws to Encourage Early Guilty Pleas

New Laws in NSW Attempt to Encourage More People to Plead Guilty to Serious Criminal Cases in Efforts to Reduce Delay in Court Proceedings.

The Difference Between Summary, Indictable & Strictly Indictable Offences

The type of offence will affect whether police can charge you after 6 months of the offence, duration of case, and seriousness of penalties.

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