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Appeals – What Are Appeals and How Do They Work?

Appeals – What Are Appeals and How Do They Work?

Appeals – What Are Appeals and How Do They Work? Appeals play an important role in the criminal justice system in NSW. Mistakes can and do happen in the criminal justice system. An appeal can be lodged by the Prosecution or the Defence if they perceive the verdict or sentence as unjust or if they believe the Court made an…

What to Do When Faced With an Arrest Warrant

What to Do When Faced With an Arrest Warrant

What to Do When Faced With an Arrest Warrant Any outstanding legal or criminal matters or warrants for arrest are serious and can have far-reaching consequences. Therefore, it is important to act appropriately when facing an arrest warrant and to retain an expert defence lawyer immediately. When Does the Court Issue Arrest Warrants? A Registrar, Magistrate, or Judge issues an…

How Do Red Light Cameras Work in NSW?

How Do Red Light Cameras Work in NSW?

How Do Red Light Cameras Work in NSW? Red-light cameras are vital in reducing road accidents, and these cameras enforce red-light and speeding offences. Red light camera offences are dealt with under the Road Ruse 2014 (NSW) and the Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW) in New South Wales. In addition, regulation 56 of the Road Rules 2015 stipulates to run…

What is Criminal Defamation in NSW?

What is Criminal Defamation in NSW?

The Offence of Criminal Defamation in New South Wales Defamation is a complex issue and it can be difficult to navigate without professional legal advice. High-profile defamation cases have been in the headlines and defamation in itself is a controversial topic and the criminality of this controversial topic even more so. Freedom of speech and the protection of a reputation can be…

I Have Received a Fine in NSW, What Happens Now?

I Have Received a Fine in NSW, What Happens Now?

I Have Received a Fine in NSW, What Happens Now? What is a fine? A fine is essentially a financial penalty for breaching Certain Laws or Regulations, including traffic infringements, public transport fines, local council or minor criminal offences. A fine can also be issued as a penalty notice, on-the-spot fine, infringement notice, ticket or a CIN (‘Criminal Infringement Notice’)….

How Much Does a Lawyer Make in Australia?

How Much Does a Lawyer Make in Australia?

How Much Does a Lawyer make in Australia? There are many benefits to becoming a lawyer in Australia. Lawyers have the opportunity to help clients resolve legal matters, they have a variety of specialised legal areas to choose from, and a lawyer has the potential to earn a good income. However, certain factors influence the earning potential of a lawyer,…

The Role of a Police Prosecutor

The Role of a Police Prosecutor

The Role of a Police Prosecutor In New South Wales, the majority of civil and criminal matters are heard in the Local Court. NSW Police Force employs individuals who act as police prosecutors in the Local Court. A prosecutor who is often referred to as a Sergent is a part of the Police Force and will appear on behalf of…

King’s Counsel, Queen’s Counsel, and Senior Counsel in Australia

King’s Counsel, Queen’s Counsel, and Senior Counsel in Australia

King’s Counsel, Queen’s Counsel, and Senior Counsel in Australia There are very few esteemed barristers left in Australia known as King’s Counsel. The title of King’s Counsel or previously known as Queen’s Counsel was issued to barristers who attained the status before 1993 when it was replaced with the title of Senior Counsel in several  Australian jurisdictions. The Queen’s Counsel will…

When Do Double Demerit Points Apply in New South Wales?

When Do Double Demerit Points Apply in New South Wales?

When Do Double Demerit Points Apply in New South Wales? The double demerit point penalty system is an extension of the demerit point system in New South Wales. The double demerit system is only applicable during long weekends or holiday periods. Drivers have to familiarise themselves with the demerit and double demerit points system and the specific traffic offences that trigger…

The Penalties for Speeding in New South Wales

The Penalties for Speeding in New South Wales

The Penalties for Speeding in New South Wales Speeding offences are serious and cause numerous fatal accidents in NSW.  Road users need to know what the speeding fines in NSW are, when they apply and what NSW speeding penalties will be imposed.  Speeding Offences in NSW Speeding can be detected or a person can be caught speeding by fixed speed…