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  • BAIL APPLICATIONS

    Some people who are charged with a criminal offence are granted bail by the police. Those who are refused bail by the police can apply to the Local Court for bail to be granted by a Magistrate. If an accused person applies for bail in the Local Court and is refused, they have two options.…

  • TRANSPORT NSW AND LICENCE APPEALS

    In New South Wales some decisions regarding a suspension of a licence can be appealed and others cannot. Licence Suspension Appeals (Transport NSW) Where a person commits and then pays a penalty notice for a speeding offence over 30km/h or 45km/h, Transport NSW (the RMS) will issue a licence suspension notice. This decision to suspend a…

  • FIREARMS & WEAPONS OFFENCES

    In New South Wales firearms and weapons offences are governed by the Firearms Act 1996, the Crimes Act 1900 and the Weapons Prohibition Act 1988. This legislation regulates the possession, use, purchase, manufacture and supply of firearms and components. A ‘firearm’ is defined broadly as a gun or other weapon, that is (or at any…

  • DISHONESTY & FRAUD OFFENCES

    In New South Wales fraud offences are governed by Part 4AA of the Crimes Act 1900. This section was inserted into the Crimes Act 1900 with effect from 22 February 2010. Extensive changes were made in 2010 with respect to fraud offences in NSW including more than 30 offences being replaced by 5 offences. These…

  • DRUG OFFENCES

    In NSW the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 prohibits the cultivation, manufacture, supply, possession and use of certain drugs. A person may be charged with offences relating to marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines, steroids and other prohibited substances. Offences under this legislation include but are not limited to:  If you have been charged with a drug…

  • ASSAULT OFFENCES

    In New South Wales various assault offences are set out in the Crimes Act 1900. An assault can consist of an act that causes another person to fear immediate and unlawful apprehension of force, even where there is no physical contact. Assault offences in New South Wales include: The defences that may be raised against…

  • DRIVING & TRAFFIC OFFENCES

    New South Wales traffic offences encompass a broad range of driving behaviours including drink driving, drug driving, dangerous driving and unlicensed, suspended or disqualified driving. These offences are legislated by the Crimes Act 1900 and the Road Transport Act 2013. There are different penalties that apply to each offence, including license disqualification, fines and in…

  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND APPREHENDED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORDERS

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE The legislation that regulates domestic violence in New South Wales is the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007. What is domestic violence? ‍This Act does not provide a specific definition of ‘domestic violence’. The law in Australia however considers domestic violence as one person dominating or controlling another in a family-like or…