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Is it a Crime to Help Another Avoid Arrest or Conviction?

Wanting to help a close friend or loved-one is a natural inclination for anyone with a heart.  But when it comes to assisting a person evade being arrested or charged with, or convicted of, a criminal offence, your selfless deed...

NSW Police Falsely Claimed that Violet Coco Blocked an Ambulance

A good cross-section of NSW civil society was appalled when Violet Coco was sentenced to 15 months prison time last December, in relation to her taking part in a Fireproof Australia action that blocked one lane - just one lane - of...

Mark Standen: Corrupt Crime Commission Czar

A young schoolboy who aspired to be a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) pilot could not have dreamed his adult life would be entangled with Dutch drug cartel godfathers, semi-trailer drug manufacturing operations, millions of dollars in cash. But budding...

Evolution of Contempt of Court Charges

Contempt of court charges have existed as far back as the 12th century, when it was called, ‘Contempt of the King’ under Anglo Saxon Laws. During the reign of King Edward the Confessor and King William the Conqueror, the offence...

Political Prosecutions: Abusing the Justice Process for Political Advantage

The former first minister of Scotland’s devolved parliament was served papers which read, ‘Her Majesty’s advocate v Alexander Elliot Salmond’. It was a prosecution on 14  sexual offences  alleged to have occurred whilst Mr Salmond, the former leader of the...

The Offence of Contravening a Court Suppression or Non-Publication Order in NSW

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The very real impact and influence of media reporting and social media commentary upon high profile criminal trials in the past couple of years has led Victorian criminal defence lawyers to apply to have evidence withheld from the public ahead...

The Offence of Making a False Representation to a Police Officer in NSW

A man from the Illawarra region is facing court over allegations he faked his own kidnapping on New Year’s Eve.  Police say they received a report at around 11.45pm on Saturday, 31 December 2022 that a 35-year old man had...

‘Noble Cause Corruption’: Police Committing Crimes to Achieve Criminal Convictions

Former New South Wales police detective Gary Jubelin is a hero in the eyes of the mainstream media, having recently be presented on countless news reports and shows such as ’60 Minutes’ and ‘Under Investigation’ as not just an expert...

Criminal Defence Lawyers to Get Better Protections Against Harassment, Intimidation and Reprisals

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New laws have been introduced to New South Wales Parliament which will give defence lawyers similar protections to those that prosecutors, magistrates, judges, complainants, witnesses and jurors already have in our state. Introduced to parliament on 19 October 2022, the Crimes...

NSW Police Officer Accused of Tampering with Evidence to Support False Criminal Charges

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A New South Wales police officer has been charged with one count of tampering with evidence after an investigation by the state’s police watchdog, the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, found that he falsely claimed that a member of the public...
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