Drug Offences

‘Change the Date, Mate!’

‘Change the Date, Mate!’

‘Change the Date, Mate!’ The Debate Surrounding 26 January – Australia Day By Yavin Kumar @ Sydney Criminal Defence Lawyers Australia Day is marked in our calendar as a national public holiday, and is a day to reflect on what it means to be an Australian, to celebrate...

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How petty is petty crime?

How petty is petty crime?

What is Larceny and Robbery?More common names for larceny include “theft” or “stealing”. The offence of larceny can be made out where a person takes the property of another person without their consent, and with the intention of permanently depriving them of their...

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Committing a Centrelink Fraud

Committing a Centrelink Fraud

What is a Fraud Offence? As Fraud is often considered a pre-meditated or manipulative crime, it is looked upon very seriously by the court system. The offence can carry penalties of up to 10 years imprisonment, and the relevant laws, as set out in the Crimes Act, are...

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Assault Offences

Assault Offences

Common Assault The offence of Common Assault is the assault charge most frequently issued by the police. It is the least serious of the assault offences, and can be charged where it is alleged that one person assaults another, but the injury caused is not severe (i.e....

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I get well with a little help from my friends

I get well with a little help from my friends

I get high well with a little help from my friends After years of debate in the Federal Parliament, on 30 October 2016, it became legal to grow cannabis in Australia for medicinal purposes. This long-anticipated loosening of the availability of medicinal cannabis has...

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