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National Heavy Vehicle Law – Financial orders a Court can make in addition to fines

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January 30, 2015

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The first thing most of my clients ask me when they are charged with an offence is “what’s the worst case scenario?” Most people are ready for a significant fine, demerit points or maybe the suspension of their driver’s licence. However, there are some other surprising options available to the Court to punish people for offences under the National Heavy Vehicle Law. Firstly, there are a variety of financial orders that a Court can make in addition to fines. If any damage has been caused by the offence the Court can […]


Regulated drug availability in NSW

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January 15, 2015

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Leading legal figures have put forward a radical proposal to curb the influence of black-market drug operations in Sydney and abroad. The plan, devised by the New South Wales Bar Association's criminal law committee, is designed to provide a regulated system where drugs are legally available. It is important to acknowledge that the committee consists of highly-respected legal figures that have prosecuted and defended criminal matters. It stands to reason that their opinion is based on years of handling drug-related matters in New South Wales courts. The shock suggestion comes in […]


Joint Criminal Enterprise – Constructive Murder

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January 9, 2015

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Harriet Wran charged with murder  – Joint Criminal Enterprise and Extended Common Purpose The media has taken a prurient interest in the fact that Ms Wran, the daughter of one time NSW Premier Neville Wran, has been charged with a murder. Ms Wran and her co-accused went to an apartment in Redfern, for reasons that are not yet clear, an altercation ensued and Mr McNulty and Mr Fitzgerald were stabbed. Mr McNulty died as a result of his injuries and Ms Wran, along with Michael Lee and Lloyd Edward Haines, were charged with […]


Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Courts

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January 5, 2015

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Domestic violence is a problem that is not easy to solve. Despite concerted efforts from police, the government, judges and magistrates to name just a few, the problem doesn’t appear to be getting better. Far too frequently, it ends in tragedy. We are constantly greeted by shocking headlines in newspapers about cases where domestic violence results in serious injuries or even death. Even more shockingly, it is often claimed that better intervention by authorities may have saved the victim’s life. That may be true. Police resources are stretched, and officers have […]

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