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The Law, Defences and Penalties for Robbery While Armed with a Dangerous Weapon in NSW

A man has been charged with a string of offences over a spate of alleged armed robberies in Northern New South Wales. According to police, one of the incidents over which 41-year old John Cole was charged involved him breaking...

The Offence of Unauthorised Possession or Use of a Pistol or Prohibited Firearm in New South Wales

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A man has been charged with firearms, robbery and intimidation offences after allegedly wielding a firearm at a popular Sydney restaurant.  It is alleged that 42-year old Viacheslav Zhadushkin pulled out a firearm and threatened staff and patrons after being...

The Law, Defences and Penalties for Stealing from a Person in NSW

A magistrate in Liverpool Local Court has sentenced a man in relation to an incident during which he stole $100 from a man in a wheelchair who had just withdrawn his disability pension from an ATM. 20-year old Jarrod Elphick...

The Offence of Robbery While Armed or In Company in New South Wales

It has been reported that shortly before 10pm on Wednesday, 12 August 2020, three men entered a licensed premises on Woodville Road in Villawood armed with two machetes and a sawn-off shotgun. The trio are alleged to have approached a...

The Offence of Armed Robbery in NSW

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Between 1982 and 1987, Ian Robert Steele carried out 30 armed robberies in NSW. Known as “The Rabbit”, the career criminal was notorious for hiding his identity via the wearing of a disguise or the dying of his hair, as...

Men Impersonate Police to Rob Currency Exchange

It has been reported that two men remain at large after pretending to be police officers in order to rob a currency exchange store in north-western Sydney. The men - dressed in black suits, black ties and sunglasses – allegedly...

Authorising the Unlawful: The Powers of Undercover Police in NSW

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An unidentified man was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison last February for his part in the robbery of an Armaguard truck outside a Sydney shopping centre back in March 2013. However, police were initially concerned they didn’t have...

12 Reasons to Choose 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...

Informed Public Prefers Rehabilitation Over Punishment

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Politicians often invoke ‘tough on crime policies’ to win votes, and mainstream media outlets frequently publish sensationalised and highly misleading crime reports to muster an audience. The popularist rhetoric invoked by these power structures is often designed to create hysteria,...

Criminalising Sex Workers Leaves Them Vulnerable to Attack

At around 12.30 am on June 24, a security guard opened the door to an apartment in Enfield, north London, and a group of five men wielding knives entered the premises. Ms Maria Benito (not her real name) was taken...
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