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Conditional Release Orders in New South Wales

Former NRL star Brett Stewart has pleaded guilty to cocaine possession.  The Former Manly Sea Eagles star and part-time coach was arrested last month after police witnessed him making an illegal drug deal on a suburban street on the Northern...

What is a Conditional Release Order in New South Wales?

On 24 September 2018, the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment (Community-based Orders and Other Matters) Regulation 2018 came into effect. The Regulation amended the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (the Act) by, among other things, replacing the old “section 10(1)(b) good...

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...

Sydney Man Arrested After Police Pursuit

A 20-year old man has been arrested after refusing to pull over for police and charged with thirteen offences, including police pursuit (‘Skye’s law), break enter and steal, goods in custody and breach of bail. It is alleged the man...

League Star’s Alleged Stalker Claims a Mental Health Condition

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The former girlfriend of rugby player Bryce Cartwright has faced Penrith Local Court to answer allegations that she used social media to stalk and make death threats against the rising NRL star. Ms Brittany Hura is alleged to have posted...

Arrests, Illegal Searches and Drug Overdoses at Listen Out Music Festival

By Ugur Nedim Police and sniffer dogs were out in force as more than 25,000 revellers attended Sydney’s Centennial Park for this year’s Listen Out music festival over the weekend. Event organisers and police described the event as a success,...

Criminal Conviction a Problem for One Nation Senator

This week started with drama for newly elected Western Australian senator, Rodney Culleton, when he was arrested on Monday by Armidale police. The story so far… There has been an outstanding warrant for the Senator’s arrest for several months, issued...

Judge’s Associate Allegedly Dupes Judge into Providing Reference

Media sources have reported that ‘Sydney lawyer’ James Cowled, 31, is under investigation after allegedly procuring a character reference from recently retired Federal Court Judge Michael Lloyd-James under false pretences, and using it during his sentencing proceedings to avoid a...

NSW Anti-Protest Laws: Taking Care of Big Business

In 2014, Premier Mike Baird told a mining industry dinner that his government would “crack down” on civil disobedience and “throw the book” at people who “unlawfully enter mining sites”. This week, he appears to have made good on that...

43 Years in Isolation: Cruel and Inhumane Punishment?

It’s been a long and lonely road to freedom for Albert Woodfox - who, until his recent release, was America’s longest-serving solitary confinement prisoner. Mr Woodfox had been kept in isolation since 1972, when he, along with co-accused Herman Wallace,...
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