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APVO – New False Report Offences

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October 29, 2013

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Government Plans to Give More Protection to Victims of False AVO Applications As criminal defence lawyers, we regularly help clients defend frivolous and vexatious Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs). The reasons why people pursue AVOs in circumstances where they are not justified are many and varied. However, for our clients, defending a false allegation is an upsetting experience. The sentiment that we often hear is “how can they get away with this?” This week, the New South Wales Government agreed that the current laws protecting AVO defendants from false allegations are not […]


Simmering Controversy – Offenders Who Commit Domestic Violence in Their Own Home

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October 24, 2013

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There has long been a simmering controversy in the Court of Criminal Appeal about the way in which offenders who commit domestic violence in their own home should be treated. Section 21A of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act lists a number of factors that can make an offence more or less serious. These are general factors that are designed to be as broad as possible and assist a Court in working out how serious an offence is. One of the factors that is listed as an aggravating feature is that the […]


NSWCCA Confirms the State Needs to Prove any Allegations that they Make on a Sentence Hearing Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.

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October 9, 2013

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The NSW Court of Criminal Appeal has confirmed that the State needs to prove any allegations that they make on a Sentence Hearing beyond a reasonable doubt. The case in question was the matter of Omorogbe v R. This was an appeal from the offender against the sentence from the District Court for Possessing a Marketable Quantity of Cocaine. It was alleged that Mr Omorogbe had been the person who had been responsible for picking up the Cocaine from the post office after it had been mailed to him, the intention […]

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