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What is a Mandatory Criminal Case Conference in New South Wales?

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By Emma Starr Mandatory criminal case conferences are an important part of the criminal justice process.  They provide an opportunity for the prosecution and defence to negotiate and prepare for trial.  This guide covers the essential requirements, best practices, and...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 27 May to 2 June 2024

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In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: Whistleblower’s Lengthy Sentence Will Deter Others from Exposing Crime and Corruption The harsh sentence imposed on the ADF lawyer who exposed war crimes will deter...

How Long Does a Drug Offence Stay on My Criminal Record?

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By Emma Starr Having to go to court for a drug offence can be daunting, and you may be concerned about the implications of pleading guilty or being found guilty of an offence such as drug possession or drug supply. ...

What is an Indictable Offence in New South Wales?

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By Emma Starr and Ugur Nedim An indictable offence is one which can be committed (or referred) to a higher court such as the District or Supreme Court, rather than remain and be finalised in the Local Court. These offences...

Which Offences Can Be Captured By Traffic Enforcement Cameras?

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By Emma Starr Traffic enforcement cameras seem to be everywhere on our roads these days, whether in the form of red light cameras, fixed or mobile speed cameras, combined red-light speed cameras, mobile phone detection cameras or bus lane cameras....

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 20 to 26 May 2024

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In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: Bail Applications in NSW: Showing Cause and the Unacceptable Risk Test Some offences carry a right to bail, while others require the assessment of risk,...

Police Powers in NSW: A Summary of Criminal Offences in the LEPRA

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By Vikas Puthiyedath The Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002, commonly known as ‘the LEPRA’, sets out many of the powers and responsibilities that apply to police in New South Wales. Scope of the LEPRA These rules relate to...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 13 to 19 May 2024

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In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: Systemic Criminal Justice Bias Sees Only Muslim Crime Designated as Terrorism Police are quick to charge Muslim teens with terrorism, but not a pro-Israeli man...

Higher Bail Threshold and Monitoring Devices Proposed for Alleged Domestic Violence Offending

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The New South Wales government’s latest response to the epidemic of domestic violence across the state is to make it harder for those charged with domestic violence offences to achieve bail and to require monitoring devices to be worn by...

New South Wales Traffic Offences: Recent Updates to Road Rules

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By Emma Starr As the pace of modern life accelerates and technology continues to shape our world, it is essential to update road rules to keep drivers safe and traffic flowing efficiently.  In Australia, a series of new road rules...
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