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What happened to section 10? What is a CRO?

What happened to section 10? What is a CRO?

Criminal Law, Recent Cases, Section 10

Dont’t worry, they haven’t been abolished, simply had a name change. What used to be a section 10 ( A non conviction order, is now a community release order without conviction (CRO). A CRO  (Section 10) dismisses someone’s charges without proceeding to conviction.   What is a CRO? (section 10) ? A CRO allows a […]

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Can I swear at a police officer?

Can I swear at a police officer?

Criminal Law, Recent Cases, Section 10

The answer is No, you cannot swear at a police officer. Offensive language is a chargeable offence. Most of the time police will charge this along with other more serious offences. In NSW, foul and offensive language carries a maximum penalty fine of 6 penalty units, Currently, 1 penalty unit equals to $110. Offensive language to […]

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Defqon.1: Two deaths and two in a serious condition

Defqon.1: Two deaths and two in a serious condition

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous, Section 10

Closing down festivals isn’t the answer, Gladys: Pill testing is!Gladys Berejiklian vows to do everything she can to shut down hardcore music festival Defqon.1 in the wake of two suspected overdose deaths in Sydney overnight.   Source: NSW Premier vows to shut Defqon.1 down after suspected overdose deaths

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Sentencing Options-Pleading guilty or not guilty

Sentencing Options-Pleading guilty or not guilty

Criminal Law, Downing Centre Local Court, Miscellaneous, Recent News, Section 10

Sentencing Options   If a guilty plea is entered or a person is found guilty of an offence, the courts have several sentencing options at their disposal.   Potential sentences or orders that a court may impose can be classified as non-custodial and custodial sentences.   The following are Non-custodial sentences:   Dismissal of charge […]

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WE WILL REPRESENT YOU PRO BONO!

WE WILL REPRESENT YOU PRO BONO!

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous, Recent Cases, Recent News, Section 10

Fans are fuming after police have warned anyone heading to UK electro group Above & Beyond‘s show in Sydney this weekend will be denied entry if a sniffer dog makes any indication they have or have had drugs on their person. If you or any one you know has been wrongfully refused from this gig, we will […]

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Section 10 no conviction for possession of MDMA ecstasy

Criminal Law, Downing Centre Local Court, Drug Offences, Recent Cases, Recent News, Section 10

Downing Centre Local Court – April 2016 Our client was a young tradesman from Newcastle charged with Possess Prohibited Drug after being caught with a capsule of MDMA in the Sydney CBD. He made full admissions to police, and at sentence, we were able to persuade the magistrate to deal with his matter by way […]

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No conviction for possession of MDMA ecstasy

Criminal Law, Downing Centre Local Court, Drug Offences, Recent Cases, Recent News, Section 10

Downing Centre Local Court – April 2016 Our client was a young British citizen on a working holiday who was caught with a bag of MDMA powder attending a DJ event in North Sydney. Despite the fact that he ran away from police and had to be detained with force (he was afraid of the […]

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Section 10 no conviction for pub assault

Assault, Criminal Law, Downing Centre Local Court, Recent Cases, Recent News, Section 10

Downing Centre Local Court – January 2016 Our client was a middle-aged professional woman charged with assault after she violently lashed out at security staff after her partner was ejected from licensed premises in the Sydney CBD. Despite the dramatic nature of the police facts, we were able to persuade the magistrate to deal with […]

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Section 10 no conviction for riding in a stolen motor vehicle

Criminal Law, Hornsby Local Court, Recent Cases, Recent News, Section 10

Hornsby Local Court – January 2016 Our client was charged with riding in a stolen conveyance after he allowed himself to ride as passenger on two occasions on a stolen scooter. Initially instructing us to plead not guilty, then changing those instructions to deal with the matter by way of diversion under mental health legislation, […]

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Section 10 good behaviour bond for law student charged with drug possession and assault police

Assault, Criminal Law, Downing Centre Local Court, Recent Cases, Recent News, Section 10

Downing Centre Local Court – January 2016 Our client was a young man charged with attempted self-administration and possession of cocaine and assaulting police. Upon being questioned about being found with cocaine and about to inhale a line of the drug, he pushed past police and ran away, only to be identified days later. We […]

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Section 10 no conviction for supplying 20 MDMA ecstasy pills

Criminal Law, Downing Centre Local Court, Drug Offences, Recent Cases, Recent News, Section 10

Downing Centre Local Court – November 2015 Our client was a young woman charged with supplying 20 ecstasy pills after she was found in possession of a quantity drugs at a city train station. She pleaded guilty in the Local Court, and we were able to persuade the magistrate to not impose a conviction and […]

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No conviction for Eastern Suburbs domestic assault

Assault, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Miscellaneous, Recent Cases, Recent News, Section 10, Waverley Local Court

Waverley Local Court – October 2015 Our client was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm after he bit his boyfriend during an argument following a drinking session. He was also put on a provisional AVO. The boyfriend wrote a character reference for our client indicating that they had resolved their differences and our client was no […]

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