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False Accusations

The Law, Defences and Penalties for Making a False Accusation in NSW

by Ugur Nedim
It has been reported that a 19-year old British student is facing up to 12 months in prison after being convicted of ‘public mischief’ for falsely claiming that 12 Israeli men gang-raped her in Ayia Napa, a resort town on...

The Law on Making False Complaints to Police in New South Wales

by Zeb Holmes & Ugur Nedim
It is criminal offence in New South Wales to make false accusations with the intention of having them investigated by police. The offences against false reports are contained in the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW). Section 547B of the Act is...

12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Being prosecuted for a criminal or traffic offence can be a nerve-wracking experience. You may be unfamiliar with the process, unsure of the best way forward and concerned about the outcome. But whether you are charged with a less-serious matter...

New Tenancy Laws Support Domestic Violence Victims

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Victims of domestic violence will soon be able to flee their homes faster and without penalty if they need to abandon a private or government tenancy, under new residential tenancy laws. The changes are designed to offer victims better protection...

The Consequences of False Accusation Cases in NSW

by Ugur Nedim
Have you ever been the subject of a false accusation which led to you being investigated, or even charged with a criminal offence? If someone has falsely accused you of a crime, it’s a good idea to speak to a...

Body Cams a Win for the Police and the Public

by Ugur Nedim
NSW Police officers are to be equipped with “body cams”, lightweight video cameras that are clipped to officers’ uniforms when they are dealing with the public. This new initiative was announced recently by the NSW Government, and is expected to roll out...

False AVO Applications Made a Crime

by Ugur Nedim
Making a false application for an apprehended personal violence order (APVO) has become a crime under legislation passed by the NSW Parliament in October. Under the changes, first announced by NSW Attorney General Greg Smith, offenders found guilty of making...

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