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In What Circumstances Can Police Obtain a Search Warrant in NSW?

There are strict rules that regulate the circumstances in which police are legally permitted to enter and search a person’s property without the owner or occupier’s informed consent. In most cases, police will need to obtain an order from a...

Can You Trick a Drug Sniffer Dog In Order to Avoid Detection?

While  laws against drug possession have been unsuccessful in stopping people from using drugs, they have led some people to become creative in the ways they avoid detection. The use of drug detection dogs, also known as “sniffers dogs”, by...

Filming Police: National Justice Project’s George Newhouse on the CopWatch App

A bare-fisted fight club operating in the NSW Northern Rivers region of Casino has recently come to the attention of NSW police, which has involved local youths partaking in illegal street fighting events and then posting footage and stills of the brawls...

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...

Removal of Rights in NSW, An Exclusive Interview

The NSW Council for Civil Liberties has been at the forefront of the Australian civil rights movement since 1963. Over the last 50 years, they’ve been tireless in their fight against censorship, abuse of authority, and injustice within the legal...

Sniffer Dogs, Searches and Your Rights at Mardi Gras

With the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade rocking Sydney today, we’ve compiled some basic information about police searches to help you have a blast without your rights being violated: When can police search me? It’s a sure bet that...

Your Rights at the Airport

Airport security screening can be frustrating at times, and you may be subjected to a whole lot more than you would normally encounter on the street. But that doesn’t mean you have no rights at all when travelling to and...

Can police enter and leave my property as they please?

Imagine being woken up in the middle of the night by two people yelling at each other from inside your property. Dorothy Isabel Ibbett awoke at 2am to find her son and a stranger yelling in her garage. Her son...

Is it an offence to resist an unlawful arrest?

It’s no secret that some police officers act outside of the law, including when it comes to arrests. For a range of reasons, those under arrest may be reluctant to assert their rights - even if they know they’ve done...

Can I arrest a police officer?

No one should be above the law, and that includes police. Unfortunately, not all police officers act within the bounds of the law at all times.  A photo doing the rounds of social media over the holidays showed a police...
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