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In What Circumstances Can an Arrest Warrant Be Issued in NSW?

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An arrest warrant empowers law enforcement officers to apprehend and take a person into custody without the officers having to separately establish the person is doing or has done something that is against the law. There are many circumstances in...

The Rules for Determining Parole for ‘Serious Offenders’ in NSW

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Serial killer Paul Denyer has been refused parole in Victoria, three decades after he received three life sentences for murdering three women over a seven week period in Melbourne’s south-east. The fact Denyer is eligible to apply for release on...

12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

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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...

Will I Get Parole? Parole Authority Decision-Making in NSW

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Parole is the release of an inmate(the parolee) into the community after the expiry of their ‘non-parole period’ (the minimum term they must spend in prison) and before the expiry of their full term of imprisonment. So, for example, an...

Sexual Assault in Prison

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A survey of NSW and Queensland prisons suggests sexual assault is not as prevalent in prison as some may think. Going to Prison- The Fear The UNSW survey found that one-third of people who are going to prison believe they...

“Serial Killer with a Badge” Finally Convicted of Murder

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Jamie Gao had two friends already serving time for drug offences. He was constantly talking about dropping out of University, about not wanting to get a ‘9-5 job’ and an upcoming deal that would make him rich. The 20-year-old was...

Mum Faces Court After Leaving Kids Home-Alone

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A 28-year-old stepmother has been arrested after leaving her children home-alone while she flew out of the country. Speaking through an interpreter, she said the children’s passports didn’t arrive on time, forcing her to leave them at home while she...

NSW Premier Cuts Regulations for The Star Casino

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There are fears the NSW government’s changes to casino regulations will open the floodgates to organised crime. A total of 19 out of 20 independent inspectors and auditors have accepted voluntary redundancy following the creation of ‘Liquor and Gaming NSW’,...

Friends with Someone who has a Record? There’s a Law Against That!

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Recent figures reveal that NSW police have issued over 8,500 warnings and charged 54 people with ‘consorting’ over the past four years, renewing concerns that the laws unfairly target individuals for simply associating with those who have ‘done their time’...

Bully Cop Faces Court

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Another Queensland police officer has landed himself on the wrong side of the law after pulling a gun on a speeding motorist in the outback. Senior Constable Stephen Flanagan was suspended without pay over the incident, and is now in...
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