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What are the Effects of Getting a Section 10 Dismissal or Conditional Release Order?

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Many people who find themselves on the wrong end of a criminal charge hope to secure a “section 10 dismissal or conditional release order” also known as a plea of guilty to avoid a criminal conviction. The actual benefits of...

Common Myths about ‘Section 10 Dismissals and Conditional Release Orders’

by Ugur Nedim
In NSW, non conviction orders are sometimes seen as a ‘second chance’ for people who are generally law-abiding citizens that ‘slip-up’ by committing relatively minor criminal offences. Getting a section 10 dismissal or conditional release order can help to avoid the potentially career-ending...

Can I Avoid a Conviction and Licence Disqualification if I am Guilty of a second or more Major Traffic Offence?

by Ugur Nedim
Section 10 dismissal or conditional release order of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW) is a way to avoid a criminal conviction and, in driving cases, a licence disqualification and fine. The section may apply if you plead guilty,...

What are the Wider Effects of a Criminal Conviction?

by Ugur Nedim
Having a criminal conviction on your record can have lasting consequences. Not all convictions are for serious offences, yet a conviction can still end up being a nuisance for years into the future. For example, you might have a conviction...

Can I Get a Section 10 Dismissal or Conditional Release Order for Drink Driving?

by Ugur Nedim
If you have been charged with a drink driving offence, the consequences you face can be serious. You can be fined, and can even face a jail term depending on the severity of the offence. You will also face a...

Can I Avoid a Conviction if I Plead Guilty to a Serious Drug Charge? R v Mauger

by Ugur Nedim
We all make bad decisions from time to time, but when it comes to breaking the law, poor judgment could land you in front of a District Court Judge facing potential time behind bars. The defendant in R v Mauger knows this...

Speeding and Section 10 Dismissals and Conditional Release Orders – How You May be Able to Avoid a Conviction

by Ugur Nedim
Pleading guilty to a speeding offence doesn’t always mean you will accrue demerit points or be suspended from driving. You may be able to successfully obtain a non conviction order, which is a finding of guilt with no criminal conviction....

Do I Need A Criminal Lawyer if I Plead Guilty?

by Ugur Nedim
Deciding whether or not to plead guilty to criminal charges is a decision that should not be made lightly. Admitting to a charge, even a minor one, can lead to harsh penalties and a criminal conviction. It is a good...

Can Criminal Lawyers Help Get My Charges Withdrawn?

by Ugur Nedim
Are you facing criminal charges? Whatever the charges against you, it is important that you seek legal advice and where necessary, representation. The right legal help can make a big difference to the outcome of your case. When choosing a...

Our Recent NSW Criminal Court Results – Non Conviction Orders

by Ugur Nedim
A criminal conviction can have a serious impact on your future, but with the right legal help it can be possible to avoid a conviction, even for relatively serious cases. A Section 10 order (now section 10 dismissal or conditional release...
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