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Kidnapping Offences and Defences in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   On 21 January 2021, a 12-year-old girl went missing from south-west Delhi, India, after which her mother reported the situation to local police. Months later, on 15 March, following a police rescue, it was found the young girl had been kidnapped by four men who burnt her with cigarette ...continue reading

Carjacking Offences and Defences in NSW

Poppy Morandin.   A young woman has been charged following investigations into an alleged carjacking at Castle Hill. Police allege that the 18-year-old female flagged down a 40-year-old man, driving a Holden Commodore, claiming that she was injured. After the man had stopped the vehicle to assist the woman, he was threatened by two men ...continue reading

Criminal Lawyer ‘Targeted’ by Strike Force Raptor Officers: Perverting the Course of Justice Offences & Defences NSW

Image credit: Rose Makin Poppy Morandin & Jimmy Singh.   The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission has revealed that a now retired senior police officer directed officers to intimidate a defence lawyer, representing a client in a case against Strike Force Raptor. The lawyer was representing an accused person alleged to be a member of an ...continue reading

Poison to Endanger Life or Cause Grievous Bodily Harm Offences & Defences in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It’s the inconceivable – a child being poisoned by their very own mother; the one person who is meant to nurture and protect at all costs. Yet, at present, a 39-year-old Sydney mother is on trial at the Downing Centre District Court after she was accused of poisoning her ...continue reading

Obscene Exposure Offences & Defences NSW

Image credit: diy13 Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A TikTok user in the United States has had the police called to her home by her neighbour who reported her for “dressing inappropriately”. Rovi Wade, who lives in Los Angeles, California posted a video to her TikTok social media account revealing the moment officers arrived at ...continue reading

Negligent Driving Occasioning Death Offences & Defences in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A five-year-old girl has died while her mother is in a critical condition in hospital after being struck by a vehicle while walking in Sydney’s west. According to reports from NSW Police, around 7:20pm on Wednesday 17 March 2021, the young girl and her mother were walking on a ...continue reading

Slavery & Servitude Offences & Defences in Australia

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   Former Australian soldier and self-proclaimed “patriarchal overlord”, James Davis, has faced court over numerous slavery offences. The court heard Mr Davis was accused of ‘possessing a slave’ and ‘causing a person live in servitude’ at his Maroubra property, among other offences, in Sydney’s east between 2013 and 2015. Among ...continue reading

Police Search Powers NSW

Image credit: Rebekah Zemansky The law that covers the police search powers without a warrant for adults and children is mainly covered in parts 4 and 15 of the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 (NSW) (‘LEPRA’). It’s important to note that police are NOT ALLOWED to search you if you are under the age ...continue reading

Law on Drivers’ Duty to Report Injuries Caused to Animals in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   On Monday 8 March 2021, an 18-month-old dog was struck and dragged by a school bus in New Hampshire in the United States, all while the driver of the vehicle failed to stop or return to see what he had hit. Saphfyre the puppy was once “very full of ...continue reading

Female Genital Mutilation Offences and Defences in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Two women, aged 23 and 50, have been charged over allegedly plotting the female genital mutilation of a two-week-old baby in Perth’s south. Child Abuse Squad detectives charged the women after an investigation they carried out, which was instigated following a report of an alleged planned circumcision of a ...continue reading

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