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An ‘SNPP’ is a reference point for the sentencing judge when deciding how long a person should spend in prison before being eligible to apply for release on parole.
Here are the SNPPs for criminal offences in NSW.
A police officer whose job was to warn school kids about online predators has been charged with multiple counts of child sexual abuse.
The officer has been charged after allegedly making threats involving an 11-year old girl.
Gladys Berejiklian claims that more police and new drug offences will make festival-goers safer.
Police are investigating whether a truck driver’s act of posting a racist video to social media amounts to a crime.
Homicide detectives have raided the offices and home of a criminal defence lawyer in Sydney in relation to last years’s killing of a teenager.
A NSW District Court Judge found himself in hot water for likening homosexuality to incest.
“[i]t is understood he is one of a number of criminal lawyers… allegedly associated with organising false affidavits… on behalf of key suspects.”
The murder of a journalist inside the Saudi embassy in Turkey has triggered debate about the scope of diplomatic immunity.
The State Parole Authority is required to consider a range of factors when deciding whether to conditionally release a person from prison.
The seven justices of the High Court of Australia are entrusted with some of the nation’s most important cases.
Sentencing Judge’s Must Act on Evidence, Not Assumptions
The appeals court found there was no evidence for the sentencing judge to assess the level of seriousness of the offence as “above the mid-range”.
Media coverage can be instrumental in motivating replicated crimes.
The extra money will go towards upgrading courthouses, appointing extra judges and employing more Legal Aid lawyers to help clear backlogs and reduce delays.
Torture is a tool that continues to be practised by governments and their agents across the globe.
A criminal record received as a child will not usually appear on a criminal record check years later.
The District Court Judge did not record a conviction against a medicinal cannabis producer after recognising the plants were grown for medicinal purposes and supplied to the sick free-of-charge.
The case of a police officer who unlawfully leaked the details of a domestic violence victim to his ‘mate’, the woman’s abusive ex-partner, reveals how the system protects police from being punished for their misconduct.
A 20-year old man is expected to face court over the stabbing death of Angry Anderson’s son this morning.
The government passed new laws to reverse a court decision which blocked big business from mining native lands, but Indigenous activists are fighting for their rights.
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