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Charged With Drug Driving in NSW? Here's How to Beat It

Facing a drug driving allegation? Our latest blog post offers expert advice on how to beat a drug driving charge in NSW. Learn the key steps now!

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First time drug supply charges NSW: Sentencing Guidelines

Been charged with Drug Supply for the time in NSW? Read more to understand charges and what your options are.

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First Time Drug Possession Charge NSW: How to Avoid Jail

Facing first-time drug possession charges in NSW? Discover expert tips on navigating the legal process and strategies to avoid jail time. Stay informed!

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Strip Searches in NSW: Guide to protecting your rights

Explore NSW strip search laws, your rights, and police limitations in our comprehensive guide. Stay informed and safeguard your rights.

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Caught with drugs at festival? 4 Key Steps to Follow

If you have been caught with drugs at a music festival then make sure you follow these 4 key steps. Read our article to find out more.

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What is the offence of police pursuit in NSW?

In 2021 – 2022, police undertook 3,398 pursuits, as reported by the NSW Police Force Annual Report. Out of this figure, 857 of pursuits were terminated by police, and 324 resulted in collisions.

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What is the law on police body worn cameras in NSW?

In New South Wales, police are able to use body worn video cameras to record incidents and may use the resulting footage as evidence.

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What is an Apprehended Violence Order in NSW?

Apprehended Violence Orders are court orders which aim to protect a person (referred to as the ‘person in need of protection’) from violence, threats, and harassment, by imposing certain conditions on another person.

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Drug Possession in NSW

In New South Wales, drug possession is an offence which commonly comes before the courts, with around 36,902 recorded incidents in 2022, as reported by the NSW Bureau of Crime and Statistics.

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Domestic Violence Offences NSW

Domestic violence offences are extremely prevalent in New South Wales, with statistics revealing that the number of incidents occurring in the state continues to rise.

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What is the age of criminal responsibility in NSW?

In each state and territory in Australia, the law provides that children under 10 years of age cannot commit a criminal offence.

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What is offence of "fraud" in NSW?

In New South Wales, fraud offences have significantly increased in recent times, largely due to a rise in the availability of cyber-enabled means to commit offences.

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What is the offence of 'break and enter' in NSW?

In New South Wales, there are numerous types of ‘break and enter’ offences under the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW). Notably, NSW retains the highest full-time imprisonment rate for break and enter, and burglary offences across Australia, as well as when compared to countries such as New Zealand, England, and the United States.

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What is a mental health (section 14) application in New South Wales?

In New South Wales, people charged with criminal offences who are suffering mental health issues are able to seek to have their matters diverted away from the criminal justice system, with it instead dealt with by them undertaking the mental health treatment they require.

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A Quick Guide to Police Powers in New South Wales

In New South Wales, police officers have a wide range of powers that enable them to perform their duties. These powers are mainly set out in the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 (NSW) (‘LEPRA’) which provides legislated guidelines for how they are to be performed.

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What is the law on consent in NSW?

The law on consent is crucial to the offences of sexual assault, sexual touching, and where a sexual act is committed, among others, and is contained within the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW).

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