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

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’

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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?

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?

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...
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