Criminal Law & Lawyers

Are you in trouble with the law? If so, a professional specialist criminal lawyer will provide you with the highest quality representation in all sorts of criminal matters and criminal proceedings.

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Specialist Criminal Lawyers generally cover matters involving the following:

• Serious drink driving, DUI and PCA offences
• major road traffic offences and traffic charges
• Public Order Offences
• Murder, Manslaughter
• Common Assualts
• Assualts involving Grevious Bodily Harm (GBH), Actual Bodily Harm (ABH) and other Assaults
• Drugs offences including Possession with Intent to Supply drugs / Drug Importation / Drug Production
• Fraud offences and ID fraud
• Robbery / Armed Robbery
• Blackmail / Extortion / Threats to Kill and related offences
• Theft from Employer
• Benefit Fraud
• Organised Crime / Conspiracy
• Proceeds of Crime
• Political / High Profile
• Terrorism
• Money Laundering
• Sexual Offences
• Bail Applications
• Youth offences
• Representation of Professionals and People with no Previous Convictions
• Representation of People with previous convictions and criminal record
• Criminal Appeals against Conviction or Sentence
• Police Station Interviews
• Cyber crime and computer crime

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Specialist Criminal lawyers also provide representation with respect to the following 'serious criminal offence, some of which have already been mentioned above:

• Murder or attempted murder
• Indecent Assault
• Use of firearms
• offences against children
• Rape and other sexual assult type matters
• Wounding/gbh with intent
• Wounding/gbh without intent
• False imprisonment
• Arson and criminal damage endangering life
• Robbery, larceny and other matters relating to theft
• Aggravated burglary
• Two or more offences of burglary
• Dealing, being concerned in the supply, or intending to supply any controlled drug
• Serious motor vehicle crimes
• Aggravated vehicle taking
• Breach of good behaviour Bond

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Some basic general information regarding criminal law (for information purposes only):

Criminal Law is law which involves the state (The Crown) bringing a prosecution against an individual. Only crimes (or offences) which already exist in law can be used to prosecute people. These are laid down by Parliamentary Law (statutes like the Crimes Act 1900, or by previous decided case history in the courts (common law).

Innocent until proven Guilty?


To convict someone of an offence, the Prosecution has to show the court that the person has committed the offence to a level of certainty which is very high. The phrase that judges use is "you must be satisfied so that you are sure". Verdicts along the lines of "he probably did it," or "if she didn't do it, who else did?", are not usually enough for a conviction. The prosecution must show beyond reasonable doubt that the offence occurred and was done by the accused person (or the defendant). In the eyes of the Criminal Courts, not sure is not guilty.

Juries and Judges


In the criminal courts, there are generally two levels of court. The first level is the Magistrates Court. This court deals with less serious types of offence, such as most motoring offences and drink driving, or low value thefts and less serious assaults. However, this court can still impose prison sentences.

In the District Court, a jury of 12 memebers will be first told that they have to find the defendant guilty or not guilty by unanimous vote. If no verdict can be reached, a re-trial may be ordered.

What the Prosecution must prove:


The prosecution must prove two things: that the accused did it, and did it on purpose.

Defences


Just because someone is guilty of committing an illegal act, and of meaning it/knowing it was wrong, that doesn't definitely mean that they are guilty of the offence. They might have a defence, or a good reason why they should not be convicted.

If someone committed an offence while, for example, protecting themselves or their family, then that could be a defence which would help them avoid being found guilty.

Self Defence / Defence of Someone Else / Defence of Property and other defences

If someone commits an offence of violence (such as assault) to prevent getting injured, to prevent someone else getting injured, or to protect his or her property, then that can sometimes mean they are entitled to a defence. The force used must be necessary, and reasonable. That means there must be no other obvious course of action to avoid the injury or damage (such as moving away top avoid the situation), and the level of force used must be proportionate to the threat - the fact that the defendant thought the action was reasonable is not enough to suggest that it was. However, the jury have to accept the facts as the defendant honestly believed them to be at the time, even if he or she was mistaken. So if the jury believe that a defendant honestly thought that his attacker had a knife and so attacked him, the jury have to take that belief into account. Then they can consider whether his reaction, for example stabbing the attacker first, was reasonable by their standard.

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Mental Defences

There are other defences which relate to the mental state of the person who is accused. They include:

Automatism

This is a defence when the act has been done unconsciously and involuntarily, “done by the muscles without any control by the mind”. There must be a total loss of control of the body and it cannot be self-induced, so alcohol related blackouts don’t count.

Diminished Responsibility

This is a partial defence to murder only. It can reduce murder to manslaughter. Generally speaking, the defendant must prove that he was suffering from an abnormality of mind caused by something inherent and which substantially impaired the defendant’s responsibility for the killing. It does not have to be the only cause provided it still substantially impaired the mental responsibility of the defendant.

Provocation

This is another partial defence to murder, but is not a defence to any other offences. There are two stages to the test for provocation: The first is that the defendant must have been provoked and lost his self control. This depends on the evidence and what the jury decides. The second stage is to decide whether the provocation was enough to make a reasonable man react in that way.

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Each state and territory has its own criminal laws, as follows:

New South Wales

Criminal offences under New South Wales law are based on the common law and some statutory provisions in the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW).

Victoria

Most crimes in Victorian jurisdiction are codified in the Crimes Act 1958 (Vic.). There are also a number of common law provisions for criminal conduct within Victoria.

Queensland

The Criminal Code Act 1899 (Qld) is the primary instrument for the source of criminal law in Queensland. The Criminal Code Act was largely the product of Sir Samuel Walker Griffith, then Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland (and formerly Premier).

South Australia

Most crimes in South Australia are codified in the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 (SA). There are also a number of common law provisions for criminal conduct in South Australia.

Tasmania

Tasmania's serious criminal offences, like those in Queensland and Western Australia, are set in a single piece of legislation, the Criminal Code Act 1924. This includes serious offences against the person (murder, manslaughter, death by dangerous driving, wounding, rape, sexual assault), against property (computer crimes, stealing, burglary, robbery and the like) and against society (bribery of public officials, treason, etc.).

Like the Queensland and Western Australian legislation, the mental element (or mens rea) is located under section 13 of the Code, requiring that an act or omission be "voluntary and intentional" for a crime to have occurred. The intent of this is to rule out circumstances where a person is not in control of their own actions - for instance, automatism, insanity, and for some offences, intoxication.

There are numerous other laws where criminal offences may be found. These include the Firearms Act (offences relating to ownership or use of firearms or ammunition), the Police Offences Act (less serious criminal acts and breaches of the peace), the Road Safety (Alcohol and Drugs) Act for drink driving, amongst many others.

Western Australia

Western Australia has an almost exhaustive codification of criminal law in a Criminal Code substantially based on the Queensland one.

Northern Territory

The Northern Territory has also an almost exhaustive codification of criminal Law in a similar Criminal Code to that of Queensland and Western Australia. In fact, the drafting of the NT Criminal Code Act 1983, reflected aspects of both the QLD and WA Criminal Codes.

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Common Law and Code Jurisdictions

Australian criminal law was originally received from the English common law, which continued to evolve in Australian courts. Although all states also have some legislation on the criminal law, in some states criminal law has been codified whereas in other the bulk of the law is based on the common law. These may be referred to as ‘common law jurisdictions’ and ‘code jurisdictions’.

New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria are common law jurisdictions. These States have Crimes Acts which list the most common offences and fix their penalties, but do not always exhaustively define the elements of the offence e.g. Crimes Act 1900 (NSW). It is settled law in the common law jurisdictions that only Parliaments, not the courts, can create new offences.

The “code jurisdictions” are the Commonwealth, the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory, Queensland, Tasmania, and Western Australia. In these jurisdictions a statutory code has been introduced to be a comprehensive statement of criminal law, and are interpreted to replace the common law except in cases of ambiguity. Codification in some cases involved a simple enactment of the common law into a statutory instrument. In other cases the changes were greater as the code was based on legislative instruments from other jurisdictions.

Legislation (including the criminal codes) is further refined by the method of judicial precedent and interpretation.

In addition to explicitly titled criminal code legislation there exists in most jurisdictions a further body of legislative or case precedent, the breach of whose conditions may result in criminal proceedings. e.g. Summary Offences Act 1966 (Vic)

Law enforcement and police

The police in Australia are responsible for keeping peace and order in the community and bringing before the court people they believe have broken the law. Although police officers may arrest people and give evidence in court, they do not decide whether or not people are guilty of crimes. This is the responsibility of the courts.

Australia has a national police force—the Australian Federal Police—that investigates offences against federal laws, including drug trafficking, illegal immigration, crimes against national security and crimes against the environment.

All states of Australia and the Northern Territory have their own police forces that deal with crimes under state or territory laws. Policing in the Australian Capital Territory is handled by the Australian Federal Police.

Australian Crime Commission

The Australian Crime Commission was established in January 2003 (replacing the National Crime Authority) as an independent statutory body to work nationally with federal, state and territory agencies, principally to counter serious and organised crime. It brings together all arms of Australian intelligence gathering and law enforcement to coordinate the fight against major crime.

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History / Chronology of Criminal Law

Introduction

This chronology aims to document the important milestones in Commonwealth criminal law.

Constitutionally the Commonwealth Parliament has no general power to legislate in relation to crime. State and Territory governments are mandated by their Constitutions to legislate for the peace, order and good government of their jurisdictions. They have a general power to maintain public order and to protect individuals who reside within their State and their property.

The constitutional basis for the Crimes Act 1914, the Criminal Code Act 1995 and offence provisions in other Commonwealth legislation is found in the express incidental power in section 51 (xxxix) of the Constitution or in the implied incidental powers contained in the heads of power in sections 51 and 52 and in the executive power in section 61. The majority of Commonwealth criminal offences and penalties are to be found in various Commonwealth statutes dealing with widely differing subjects, eg customs and excise, taxation, insurance, social security, broadcasting and the Internet.

The Commonwealth’s powers to legislate have been greatly expanded through the external affairs power (section 51 (xxix)). The Tasmanian Dams case in the High Court confirmed that the Commonwealth is able to enact legislation to fulfil obligations incurred through its ratification of treaties covering areas otherwise outside its constitutional capacity
Another area of Commonwealth expansion into the area of criminal law has been the few occasions where the States have considered that a national law is preferable to a set of State laws and have referred their constitutional powers to legislate to the Commonwealth. This has happened, for example, in the areas of corporations regulation (2001) and anti-terrorism legislation (2002).

Commonwealth criminal legislation, therefore, began mainly covering offences against the Commonwealth and its institutions, or against Commonwealth officers, property or revenue. It has expanded, through the reasons mentioned above, to cover other areas of national concern.

This introduction is based on Report of the Review of Commonwealth Law Enforcement Arrangements, AGPS, Canberra, 1994, p. 10-11.

Milestones Details Source Documents

1899 1899 Queensland passes first Criminal Code, developed by Sir Samuel Griffith, which incorporates common law and statutory offences into one piece of legislation. Similar Codes were enacted in Western Australia in 1902, in Tasmania in 1922 and in the Northern Territory in 1983. Unsuccessful attempts to introduce a Criminal Code were made in South Australia in 1901-02 and in Victoria in 1904-12. The Commonwealth and the ACT passed Criminal Code Acts in 1995 and 2002 respectively based on the work of the Model Criminal Code Officers' Committee Criminal Code Act 1899 (Qld)Historical background to the Code (OzCase)
1901 January 1. Commonwealth Constitution comes into force. Criminal law matters were generally left to the States except for matters coming under Commonwealth jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900
1901 First Commonwealth criminal offences created in the Audit Act, dealing with public service fraud, forgery and perjury. Comes into force on 1 January 1902 Audit Act 1901
1903 First treason trial after 1900 involving an Australian. Colonel Arthur Lynch, an Australian, was found guilty by a UK court of fighting with the Boers in the South African War. Other treason trials were held in 1945. Australian Dictionary of Biography
1905 As a result of a scandal in the dairy industry the first corruption offences were introduced Secret Commissions Act 1905
1906 January 1. First prohibition of a recreational drug made, by proclamation under the Customs Act 1901, when importing opium was prohibited except for medicinal purposes Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, no. 64, 30 December 1905, p. 1003
1907 First drug case heard by the High Court deals with importation of opium Irving v Nashimura [1907] HCA 50 ; (1907) 5 CLR 233
1910 Drug offences greatly expanded by addition of section 233B to the Customs Act 1901 which makes importation or possession of illegally imported substances a Commonwealth offence Customs Act 1910 s. 11
1914

1914 September
Commonwealth Crimes Act passed containing the most serious offences against the Commonwealth (eg treason) which carried the death penalty or committed by Commonwealth officers (eg divulging official secrets). It has been gradually superseded by the Criminal Code Act 1995.

Customs Proclamation dated 7 September 1914 prohibiting the importation of non-medicinal opium
Crimes Act 1914

 

Commonwealth of Australia
Gazette, no. 71, 12/9/1914



1917 Legislation passed to establish a Commonwealth Police Force. Prime Minister Billy Hughes was disappointed at the lack of action by Queensland police when an egg was thrown at him. The Force was established by an order published in the Commonwealth Gazette No. 215 12 December 1917, pp 3341-3342. It was abolished in 1919 and its functions taken over by the Investigation Branch of the Attorney-General’s Dept War Precautions Regulations 1916, Reg 64D, inserted by Statutory Rule no 317, 1917, made 27 November 1917
1920 Sedition made a Commonwealth offence, by inserting s. 24A-24F into the Crimes Act 1914 War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920
1924 Customs Proclamation dated 18 April 1924 prohibiting the export of non-medicinal opium Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, no. 26, 24/4/1921
1926 Following the 1925 Geneva Convention Concerning the Suppression of the Manufacture of, Internal Trade in, and Use of Prepared Opium, the Commonwealth bans the import and export of cannabis (Customs Proclamations nos 134 & 135).

Amendments to the Crimes Act bans unlawful revolutionary associations.
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, no. 115, 25/11/1926


Crimes Act 1926
1928 First Commonwealth firearms legislation; introduced the offence of discharging any firearm on or over Commonwealth land Crimes Act 1928
1939 National security legislation gave the government wide powers to conduct the war, control resources and deal with enemy sympathisers. It was repealed in 1946 National Security Act 1939
1941 Australian Security Service, the forerunner of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, established
1942 Offences re broadcasting blasphemous, indecent or obscene material made.

Peace Officer Guard established. In 1960 it amalgamated with the Commonwealth Investigation Service to form the Commonwealth Police Force.
Australian Broadcasting Act 1942


Statutory Rule no. 212 of 1942
1945 First war crimes legislation provides for trial and punishment of European war criminals War Crimes Act 1945
1946 Commonwealth Investigation Service established

First and last Commonwealth treason trial. Major Charles Cousens was committed for trial in the Sydney Magistrates Court in August 1946. The charge was dropped due to lack of evidence.

The Australian Encyclopedia, 1996, p. 2957, states that Albert Stokes was found guilty of treason for joining the Nazi “British Free Corps’ in 1944. In fact he was found guilty in a 1945 UK court martial of aiding the enemy, under the Army Act (UK). He served one year in Fremantle prison. Source: National Archives Recordsearch.

See also the 1903 UK trial of Australian Colonel Arthur Lynch (above).
Commonwealth Gazette, No.145, 8 August 1946


Australian Dictionary of Biography; See also ‘Ex parte Cousens; Re Blacket and another’ State Reports (NSW), 1947, vol. 47, pp. 145-150
1949 March 16. Australian Security Intelligence Organization (ASIO) established, under the administrative control of the Attorney-General’s Dept. It was put on a statutory basis in 1956.

Offences dealing with victims of war and genocide created.
Prime Minister’s Directive


Geneva Conventions Act 1949; Genocide Convention Act 1949
1953 The last sedition trial in mainland Australia was an unsuccessful prosecution by the Menzies Government of another member of the Communist Party in Sweeny v Chandler, an action prosected in the Sydney Court of Petty Sessions, which resulted in dismissal of the charges on the 18th September 1953. See 1960 for the last federal prosecution.
1956 ASIO, established in 1949, made a statutory body Australian Security Intelligence Organization Act 1956
1960 Major amendments made to Crimes Act re sentencing, treason, defacing coinage, espionage, official secrets, conspiracy, etc.

The last federal prosecution and jailing for sedition was in 1960, when Department of Native Affairs officer Brian Cooper was prosecuted under the Criminal Code (Qld) for urging "the natives" of Papua New Guinea to demand independence from Australia . He was convicted and sentenced to two months' imprisonment with hard labour. He committed suicide four years after losing his appeal.

Peace Officer Guard and Commonwealth Investigation Service were merged to form the Commonwealth Police Force.

First telecommunications interception legislation.
Crimes Act 1960

 

Cooper v. The Queen [1961] HCA 16; (1961) 105 CLR 177

 

Commonwealth Police Act 1957


Telephonic Communications (Interception) Act 1960
1963 Offences committed on aircraft legislated Crimes (Aircraft) Act 1963
1964 Procedures for civilians serving with United Nations who commit offences implemented Crimes (Overseas) Act 1964
1966 Extradition legislation passed. Before this the Commonwealth used United Kingdom legislation and treaties Extradition (Commonwealth Countries) Act 1966; Extradition (Foreign Countries) Act 1966
1967 Although the Commonwealth does not operate any prisons, it passed legislation providing for minimum terms of imprisonment for Commonwealth offenders

Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs implemented in order to regulate the manufacture of certain drugs for medicinal purposes
Commonwealth Prisoners Act 1967

 

Narcotic Drugs Act 1967
1971 Violent demonstrations in Territories or on Commonwealth premises attract a penalty of 3 months imprisonment. Public Order (Protection of Persons and Property) Act 1971
1972 Australian Institute of Criminology and the Australian Criminology Research Council established. The Act commenced late 1972 and the AIC began operation in 1973.

Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft implemented
Criminology Research Act 1971

Crimes (Hijacking of Aircraft) Act 1972; Crimes (Protection of Aircraft) Act 1973
1973 Death penalty abolished for Commonwealth offences. States and Territories had already abolished capital punishment from 1922-1985

The Committee on Computerisation of Criminal Data recommends an Australian Crime Information Centre (ACIC) be established to store, retrieve and analyse criminal justice information

October 18. House of Representatives passes the motion “That … homosexual acts between consenting adults in private should not be subject to the criminal law”. It results in the draft Law Reform (Sexual Behaviour) Ordinance 1975 (A.C.T.)
Death Penalty Abolition Act 1973. See also Crimes Legislation Amendment (Torture Prohibition and Death Penalty Abolition) Act 2010

Report, August 1973. Attorney-General’s Dept, Canberra. Tabled but not printed. List number 416/1975


Attorney-General’s press release 41/75, (28/5/1975)
1974 Whitlam government establishes the federal Law Reform Commission (later Australian Law Reform Commission). Its first 2 reports in 1975 were Complaints against police and Criminal investigation.

Report of the Committee of Inquiry into a national forensic institute (est 4 Dec 1973). Chair L.G. Clark .
Law Reform Commission Act 1973

Report. Canberra : Govt. Printer, 1974. Parliamentary paper no. 58 of 1974
1975 Report of the Working Party on Territorial Criminal Law proposes and contains a draft new Crimes Ordinance for the A.C.T. to replace the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) as applied to the A.C.T. The Crimes Act did not start to be replaced until the Criminal Code 2002 was passed by the ACT Legislative Assembly under self government.

March 27. Department of Police and Customs established to bring law enforcement operations together. Press release p.209

September 26. The Whitlam Government passed control of ASIO from the Attorney-General's Department to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

In December the Fraser Government transferred control of ASIO back to the Attorney-General's Department.

October 29. Australia Police Bill introduced implementing Cabinet decision no. 1433 of 15/10/1973 and subsequent report by A.T. Carmody to establish a national police force to amalgamate all federal police agencies ie A.C.T., Northern Territory, Commonwealth, police forces, customs & narcotics bureau. The Bill also contained provisions to implement Australian Law Reform Commission recommendations relating to complaints against police. The bill did not pass. A more limited merger occurred later in 1979.
Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra. Tabled but not printed. List no 318/1975

 

Commonwealth Gazette No S59, 27 March 1975

 

Administrative Arrangements Order 26/9/1975 (Commonwealth Gazette No. S192, 29 September 1975)

Administrative Arrangements Order 22/12/1975 (Commonwealth Gazette No.S262, 22 December 1975)

 

Australia Police Bill 1975. A.T. Carmody, National Law Enforcement Authority, April 1974. Tabled but not printed. List no. 384/1975
1976 Convention on Psychotropic Substances implemented.

Two terrorism conventions implemented
Psychotropic Substances Act 1976

Crimes (Biological Weapons) Act 1976; Crimes (Internationally Protected Persons) Act 1976
1977 Australian Royal Commission of Inquiry into Drugs established by the Commonwealth, Victorian, Tasmanian, Western Australian & Queensland Governments and headed by Justice E.S. Williams. It recommended increased law enforcement of drug control and the establishment of a Australian Bureau of Criminal Intelligence. Reports published as Parliamentary Paper numbers 275/1979, 2529/1980, 226/1980
1978 Last act of terrorism in Australia . A bomb explodes outside the Sydney Hilton Hotel in February 1978.

Offences created re entering other countries for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities
Crimes (Foreign Incursions and Recruitment) Act 1978
1979 Following the Hope Royal Commission on Intelligence and Security, ASIO legislation was revised

Commonwealth Police and A.C.T. Police merge to become Australian Federal Police (AFP).

The Standing Advisory Committee on Commonwealth-State Cooperation for Protection Against Violence (SAC-PAV) hold its first meeting.

Legislation passed to clarify which Australian State and Territory criminal laws apply to ships and coastal waters, replacing previous UK legislation
Australian Security Intelligence Organization Act 1979


Australian Federal Police Act 1979

 

Crimes at Sea Act 1979
1980 Royal Commission into the Activities of the Federated Ship Painters and Dockers Union established by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments and headed by Mr Frank Costigan QC. It made recommendations in the areas of organised crime, bottom of the harbour tax evasion, drug trafficking, waterfront crime and criminal investigation techniques Reports published as Parliamentary Paper numbers 72/1982, 185/1982, 223/1983, 284-289/1984
1981 Royal Commission of Inquiry into Drug Trafficking established by the Commonwealth, NSW, Victorian & Queensland Governments and headed by Justice D.G. Stewart. It makes 102 recommendations in the areas of law enforcement agencies, criminal intelligence systems, police powers, complaints against police, deportation and extradition and financial investigations Reports published as Parliamentary Paper numbers 288/1982, 41/1983, 186/1983 [NZ Report]
1981 Australian Bureau of Criminal Intelligence established Agreement between the Commonwealth, State and Northern Territory Governments 6/2/1981. Tabled 18/8/82
1982 Legislation passed by the Fraser government to establish a national investigative body, the National Crimes Commission. The act was never brought into force by the new Hawke government, which instead set up the National Crime Authority in 1984 National Crimes Commission Act 1982
1983 Royal Commission of Inquiry into the activities of the Nugan Hand Group [extension of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Drug Trafficking 1981-1983] Chair: Justice D.G. Stewart. It recommends enhanced cooperation with countries re banking records and changes to companies and auditing legislation Reports published as Parliamentary Paper numbers 275/1983, 65/1985, 368-369/1985
1983 May Royal Commission on Australia's Security and Intelligence Agencies established. Chair Mr Justice R. M. Hope. It recommends increased ministerial control of ASIO and the establishment of an Inspector-General to oversee agencies Reports published as Parliamentary Paper numbers 323/1983, 1/1984, 230-232/1985
1984 March Director of Public Prosecutions established on 5 March 1984 to prosecute offences under Commonwealth law. This task had previously been done by the Deputy Crown Solicitor’s Office Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983
1984 July National Crime Authority (NCA) established to investigate national crime issues National Crime Authority Act 1984
1985 Royal Commission of Inquiry into Alleged Telephone Interceptions established. Chair: Justice D.G. Stewart. Recommends additional bodies be able to intercept telephones and safeguards for the issuing of interception warrants Report published as Parliamentary Paper number 155/1986
1987 Review of Commonwealth Criminal Law established ( Sir Harry Gibbs (chair), Ray Watson , Andrew Menzies ). Issues discussion papers, 5 interim reports & a final report (1988-1991)

 

Australian Protective Service (APS) established to provide security at Commonwealth premises.

Assets of convicted criminals now subject to confiscation.

Special Investigations Unit (later War Crimes Prosecution Support Unit) established in the Attorney-General’s Dept to investigate prosecutions of alleged Nazi war criminals. It was abolished in 1994
[1st] interim report: computer crime 1988. PP* 111/1989

[2nd] interim report: detention before charge 1989. PP 112/1989

[3rd] interim report: principles of criminal responsibility and other matters 1990. PP 195/1991

4th interim report 1990. PP 319/1990

5th interim report 1991. PP 194/1991

Final report 1991. PP 371/1991
All on Senate Tabled Papers Database

 

Australian Protective Service Act 1987

Proceeds of Crime Act 1987

1988 3 inquiries into violence established:
National Inquiry into Racist Violence (Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (Moss / Castan inquiry));
Australian Broadcasting Tribunal Inquiry into Violence in Television;
National Committee on Violence into Violence in Australian Society
Extradition laws rewritten and amended

An amendment to the Constitution to extend the right to trial by jury was rejected at referendum
Report, 1991 (PP 100/1991)

TV Violence in Australia , 1990 (PP 131-134/1990)

Violence: directions for Australia, 1990

Extradition Act 1988

Constitution Alteration (Rights and Freedoms) Bill 1988

1990 June 28 SCAG decides to establish the Criminal Law Officers Committee (CLOC) consisting of members from all jurisdictions to develop a national model criminal code. Between 1992 and 2002 it issues 12 discussion papers, 11 reports and 5 model provisions

July 1st. Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) as applied to the ACT passes from Commonwealth Attorney-General to the A.C.T. Government
Model Criminal Code

 

A.C.T,. Administrative Arrangements, 4/7/1990

1992 Penalty units (equivalent to $100) introduced at the federal level. The unit was changed to $110 in 1997. Units were first introduced in Victoria in 1981

Australian Protective Service transferred from the Department of Administrative Services to the Attorney-General’s Department
Crimes Legislation Amendment Act 1992

Administrative Arrangements Order, 30 June 1992, Gazette GN27, 8 July 1992, p. 1834

1993 Criminal Law Officers Committee changes its name to Model Criminal Code Officers' Committee (MCCOC)

Review of Law Enforcement Arrangements established under the chair of Bill Coad. Its 1994 report led to changed arrangements within the Attorney-General’s Department dealing with law enforcement.

 

Report. AGPS, 1994 ISBN 0644332964

1994 Federal Justice Office replaced by the Commonwealth Law Enforcement Board (CLEB) within the Attorney-General’s Department

First Commonwealth sex offences, dealing with under age sex by tourists overseas

Human Rights (Sexual Conduct) Act enacted to override Tasmania's anti sodomy law contained in its Criminal Code. The first time the federal government uses its external affairs power under s 51 of the constitution to override a state criminal law

Crimes (Child Sex Tourism) Amendment Act 1994

 

Human Rights (Sexual Conduct) Act 1994

1995 Criminal Code Act 1995 implements provisions of the first report of MCCOC issued in 1992 on criminal responsibility. The Code is becoming the main piece of legislation containing federal offences, superseding the Crimes Act 1914. It also abolished all common law offences (s.1.1) Criminal Code Act 1995
1996 On 28 April a lone gunman killed 35 people at Port Arthur, Tasmania. This led to the Commonwealth passing legislation to implement a gun buyback scheme to assist the States recall certain firearms and to restrict importation of various firearms National Firearms Program Implementation Act 1996

Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956

1997 Commonwealth legislates to repeal decriminalisation of euthanasia in the Northern Territory. First use of Commonwealth territories power to override a territory law. Euthanasia Laws Act 1997
2000 CrimTrac Agency established to provide national databases of criminal information eg DNA, fingerprints, child sex offenders CrimTrac Agreement
2001 Corporations power referred from the States. This was the most significant transfer of constitutional power from the States to the Commonwealth. Legislation provides for offences committed by corporations and their directors and boards Corporations Act 2001 and related State and Territory legislation
2002 First Commonwealth anti-terrorism legislation. The Northern Territory in its Criminal Code was the first jurisdiction to make terrorist actions an offence in 1982

Commonwealth, State and Territories Agreement on Terrorism and Transnational Crime 2002 leads to referral of anti-terrorism powers to the Commonwealth

Australia implements the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and accepts the jurisdiction of the Court to investigate and prosecute genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity
Security Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Act 2002

Text of Agreement (see p. 16)
Criminal Code Amendment (Terrorism) Act 2003


International Criminal Court Act 2002

2003 On 1 January 2003 the Australian Crime Commission replaces the National Crime Authority (NCA), Office of Strategic Crime Assessments (OSCA) and the Australian Bureau of Criminal Investigation (ABCI) The Australian Crime Commission: Commonwealth, State and Territory Agreement of 9 August 2002 (see p.13)
Australian Crime Commission Establishment Act 2002
2006 Law Enforcement Integrity Commission established to investigate misconduct by law enforcement officials

First conviction under sex slavery and sexual servitude provisions in the Criminal Code. Ms Wei Tang was convicted of 10 charges in the Victorian County Court
Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006

Minister for Justice Press Release 9/6/06

2010 Commonwealth legislates to prohibit States from reintroducing the death penalty, and to implement the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment 1984 Crimes Legislation Amendment (Torture Prohibition and Death Penalty Abolition) Act 2010


Other Criminal Law Issues include:

Firearms
Mandatory Sentencing
Terrorism
War Crimes see International Law
Federal Legislation
Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
formerly National Crime Authority Act 1984
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
Aviation Transport Security Act 2004
Crimes Act 1914 (Originally the principal act containing Commonwealth offences. Now gradually being superseded by the Criminal Code Act 1995)
Crimes at Sea Act 2000
Crimes (Foreign Incursions and Recruitment) Act 1978
Crimes (Overseas) Act 1964
Criminal Code Act 1995
Criminology Research Act 1971
Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983
Extradition Act 1988
Intelligence Services Act 2001
Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006
Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003
Model Criminal Code
Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 (formerly National Security Information (Criminal) Act 2004
Proceeds of Crime Act 1987
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (supersedes but does not repeal the 1987 Act)

Court and Tribunal decisions, law reports etc
Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)

Key National Bodies
Attorney-General's Department
The Department administers general criminal law, the police and many security, customs and counter-terrorism matters. See sections on Crime prevention and enforcement and National security and counter-terrorism
Australian Crime Commission (formerly National Crime Authority)
Australian Institute of Criminology
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO)
Crime and justice (Australian Bureau of Statistics)
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$15,000 reward offered for the return of more than 20 stolen reptiles .. (audio)

Thu, 18 Jul 2013 14:50:00 +1000

Laura Tchilinguirian is speaking to the curator of the Australian Reptile Park, Liz Vella

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Council on the Ageing says Lateline abuse report shows need for better training in aged-care industry .. (audio)

Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:45:00 +1000

Cameron Green spoke to COTA boss Ian Yates

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George Zimmerman's acquittal for the murder of Trayvon Martin prompts debate over the role of race in the U.S Justice system... (audio)

Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:50:00 +1000

Laura Tchilinguirian spoke to Dr David Smith, a lecturer at the U.S Studies Centre in Sydney.

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Inquiry into child abuse due to hear from Hunter Valley's former Catholic Bishop, accused in cover-up of two priests' crimes .. (audio)

Wed, 10 Jul 2013 09:45:00 +1000

Cameron Green spoke to ABC Reporter Dan Cox

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Has consumer law has kept pace with globalised commerce? We talk to the VP of the International Assn of Consumer Law ..(audio)

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 17:55:00 +1000

Glen Bartholomew is speaking to The Vice-President of the International Association of Consumer Law, Professor Gail Pearson

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Coalition of NSW emergency services workers on why it opposes opening of so-called 'sobering up' centres. ..(audio)

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:20:00 +1000

Mandy Presland spoke to Director of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association and spokesperson for lobby group LAST DRINKS, Brett Holmes

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Report into whether laws and protections for Aus cruise-line passengers are adequate tabled in Parliament. .. (audio)

Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:15:00 +1000

Shon Walker spoke to Committee Chair Graham Perrett

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NSW whistleblower says "there will be panic at Police HQ" after admission that church child-abuse docs were shredded .. (audio)

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 09:15:00 +1000

Steve Chase spoke to Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox

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NSW Greens MP confirms senior cop was getting, then shredding, church docs about abuse of kids .. (audio)

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 07:15:00 +1000

Marius Benson spoke to New South Wales Greens MP David Shoebridge

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WA's top cop has alcohol advertising in sport in his sights - and he's telling a Canberra conference why: (audio)

Wed, 19 Jun 2013 08:45:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi spoke to WA Police Commissioner Karl O'Callahan

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Australians lost nearly 100 million dollars in scams last year --- and that's just the ones we know about, says ACCC .. (audio)

Mon, 17 Jun 2013 07:55:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi spoke to ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard

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What do you if you see a racist incident? Vic Health's Preventing Racism Program looks at that dilemma .. (audio)

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 09:20:00 +1000

Steve Chase spoke to Dr Peter Streker

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As the search for his body resumes, we look back at the Donald Mackay case .. (audio)

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:20:00 +1000

Steve Chase spoke to Mike Donaldson

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Griffith City mayor on police reopening the search for Donald Mackay's body, 36 years later .. (audio)

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 07:55:00 +1000

Marius Benson is speaking to John Dal Broi

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Former CIA employee Edward Snowden flees his Hong Kong hotel after being named as whistleblower: where does he go now? (audio)

Wed, 12 Jun 2013 09:45:00 +1000

Steve Chase asked International Law expert Don Rothwell

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Doctors express growing concern about alcohol related violence - and especially the 'killer punch' .. (audio)

Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:20:00 +1000

Glen Bartholomew spoke to Dr Anthony Grabs, Head of Trauma Services at Sydney's St. Vincent's Hospital

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Witchcraft and sorcery across Pacific considered very real, and very dangerous .. hence a big Canberra conference: (audio)

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 10:50:00 +1000

Steve Chase was joined by one of the conference convenors, Dr Miranda Forsyth from the ANU's Research School of Asia and the Pacific

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The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry in Northern Ireland has launched an international appeal for child abuse victims and survivors .. (audio)

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 07:55:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi got details from Sir Anthony Hart -- the Chairman of Northern Ireland's Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry

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Military trial of U.S soldier Bradley Manning begins near Washington, after he leaked secret files to WikiLeaks - we analyse the case .. (audio)

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:15:00 +1000

Shon Walker was joined by Dr Adam Lockyer, a lecturer in U.S Politics and Foreign Policy at the U.S Studies Centre at the University of Sydney

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Bravehearts group backs plans to decriminalise 'sexting' by teenagers .. (audio)

Wed, 29 May 2013 17:20:00 +1000

Steve Chase spoke to Bravehearts National Operations Manager Leza Sullivan

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Victims support group disappointed by evidence of Cardinal Pell to child sex abuse inquiry .. (audio)

Tue, 28 May 2013 07:50:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi spoke to Broken Rites spokesman Bernard Barrett

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Cardinal George Pell before Victoria's parliamentary Inquiry into church sex abuse today - but will his evidence cast much light? (audio)

Mon, 27 May 2013 07:50:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi spoke to Judy Courtin from the Faculty of Law at Monash University in Melbourne

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These news come from ABC NewsRadio Crime Law and Justice News Links.

How You Can Beat Your DUI Charges And Why You Should Try

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:48:18 -0500

A DUI charge is also called DWI (driving while intoxicated) in certain states. So if an officer of the law suspects that you have been driving a vehicle while intoxicated, you can be charged with this offence. It is up to you to fight this DUI with a good defense attorney so that the case is dismissed or the sentence is reduced.

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California Search and Seizure Law

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:44:23 -0500

This is an article about search and seizure limitations on law enforcement. These issues are relevant to analyze whether evidence collected by police can be used by the prosecution or excluded in a criminal case.

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Arrested in New York City, Now What Do I Do?

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:01:47 -0500

Being arrested in New York City can be one of the most harrowing experiences a human being can go through. While knowing what to expect and what actions to take will not remove the fear and stress of being arrested, it can definitely minimize the damage caused to your life.

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The Healing Power of Crime Solving

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:13:11 -0500

Have we ever really appreciated the amazing role of crime solvers in our society? Can we acknowledge the miracles that crime solving offers us, the general public?

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Your Presence Alone Can Get You Charged With a Crime Even If You're Innocent

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:10:36 -0500

Don't get caught in a situation that can jeopardize your freedom and your reputation. Learn what "visiting a common nuisance" is, and how to avoid this crime in the future.

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Charged With A Crime? Three Critical First Steps

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:46:00 -0500

If you are charged with a crime and required to attend court, there are three critical steps you should take without delay. It is essential that you are fully informed about your situation, and the possible consequences of a criminal conviction. You don't want to be locked out of some occupations forever, or be unable to travel to some countries, if you can get a better outcome. Although criminal law is complex, there are steps that can be taken to ensure you are treated fairly.

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Calling Ecstasy "Cheeseburgers" Doesn't Make It Legal

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:34:11 -0500

Ecstasy is especially popular with young adults in Australia, but it can be a dangerous drug because it is often mixed with other toxic substances. In addition, possessing or supplying ecstasy is a criminal offence, that can result in jail-time.

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Burglary and Theft: The Law In Florida

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:02:59 -0500

If you are convicted for a crime involving a burglary or theft in Florida, you could be facing some life altering consequences. Even if the burglary or theft does not cause any physical harm to another person, it would still be considered as serious in nature and the State of Florida has some very serious sentences for those who are convicted. It is important to hire a good criminal defense attorney to fight any charge made against you.

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Criminal Defense Attorney - When You Need One

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:47:38 -0500

This is a professional who can be hired to defend both corporations and individuals. In a legal setting they are referred to as the defendant and have been arrested as a suspect in an unlawful activity. This lawyer may also be referred to as a criminal lawyer or defense attorney/lawyer. They are responsible for representing people in court who have been accused of some form of criminal activity. In court the jury and judge will be the ones who decide if the accused is innocent or guilty.

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How Can A Criminal Defense Lawyer Help You?

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:01:17 -0500

Hiring a criminal defense lawyer for your case is very important. There are no two cases that will be the same. Moreover, it is absolutely important to understand the smallest of details of your case. Your lawyer will know how to take your case forward with precision and how to present certain facts to the court. This is why you must have a defense lawyer if you have been charged with something along those lines.

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Is Your Life An Open Book? What Are Public Records And How It Can Affect You

Fri, 27 May 2016 06:38:57 -0500

We often heard in the news of anchors or journalists talking about public records especially when there is an ongoing investigation. You might wonder about these records and might be concerned that your whole life might actually be open to the public eye and anybody can access it.

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Why Do You Need To Check Your Police Record?

Fri, 27 May 2016 06:37:35 -0500

If you have previously been arrested, but you have been acquitted or the judge issued a dismissal, you might think that all is well. It might, but it might not be as some records may still be in your criminal record and can affect your employability.

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Know Your Rights: What Every Job Hunter Needs To Know About a Criminal Background Check

Thu, 26 May 2016 08:53:44 -0500

Requesting for a background check has been quite common that nobody is questioning whether the act is legal or not. A criminal background check is a process where the other person would know all of the applicant's information.

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Is Your Child Safe With Your New Nanny? Benefits Of Doing A Criminal History Report

Wed, 25 May 2016 10:27:26 -0500

In a report done in 2012, the government recorded 62,939 cases of child sexual abuses and only 30% of sexual assaults was reported. Although the decline in child abuse reportedly decline in the past few years, it is still important to be vigilant especially when our loved ones are involved.

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Benefits Of Doing A Background Check

Wed, 25 May 2016 09:23:51 -0500

Doing a background check is quite common especially for companies that are looking at hiring several candidates for a job position. Doing one however should not be limited to employment as whether you are hiring someone, having your property rented out or even having someone take care of your kids, doing one can save you many headaches in the future.

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What Is An Arrest Record And How It Can Affect Your Future

Wed, 25 May 2016 08:32:12 -0500

If you have been arrested in the past, it is worthwhile to request for your arrest record from your local police agency. Some individuals who were arrested in the past might find it difficult to get employment.

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An Overview Of Criminal Records In The US

Wed, 25 May 2016 08:31:24 -0500

A criminal record is a sheet that contains a person's criminal records whether local, state or federal. The criminal records may include past criminal information of the person as well as pending charges and other information depending on where the person is based.

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DUI Laws In Florida For Underage Drinking

Fri, 20 May 2016 15:38:58 -0500

In Florida, it is illegal for a person below the age of 21 years to consume alcohol. But a recent study shows that 9.5% of the alcohol sold in the state is to underage consumers. And this has led to a number of accidents and fatalities. For those who are caught drinking and driving, there can be serious consequences if they are underage.

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Understanding How the Singapore Criminal Legal System Works

Thu, 12 May 2016 11:39:47 -0500

A criminal case begins in a law enforcement agency. There are various law enforcement agencies in Singapore. While the Singapore Police Force ('SPF') is the most commonly known agency, there are various others tasked with investigating and apprehending offenders who commit certain specific and more serious offences.

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Five Critical Things Your DUI Lawyer Can Do for You

Fri, 06 May 2016 07:31:03 -0500

A DUI lawyer may not seem necessary for those charged with being a little over the drinking limit and who have not caused an accident. But legal advice is important when facing a drunk driving charge. An attorney can help navigate the legal process for the most favorable outcome.

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Do You Need a Lawyer to Get Out of Jail After an Arrest?

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:43:31 -0500

What comes first, the lawyer or the bail bondsman? Read this article to find out! Don't jump the gun by hiring a lawyer for something you can do all on your own. Getting out of jail is less complicated than most may think!

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The Constitutionality of Dog Sniff Searches

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:06:56 -0500

In the criminal defense field, defendants always have questions and concerns regarding the legalities of open-air K-9 dog sniff searches. The truth of the matter is, K-9 dog sniff searches do take place, and often enough. Moreover, the validities surrounding these stops and searches are complex and ambiguous. The specifics of every individual traffic stop and dog sniff case are factually different. For this reason, it is imperative to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney for a better understanding of the law and how it pertains to your case.

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Get To Know The DUI Laws and Penalties in Florida

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:30:04 -0500

According to the laws prevailing in the state of Florida, if you are in physical control of a vehicle, you have consented to submit a chemical test when checked for the alcohol content in your blood. It is good to be aware of the possible penalties that you can face and the consequences of getting a DUI in this state.

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Choosing to Drive Drunk May Lead to Some Serious DUI Penalties

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 08:51:46 -0500

DUI penalties can be tough to say the least. You can pay hefty fines, lose your license and even go to jail. Here are possible penalties for someone who is convicted of a DUI.

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Role of Criminal Lawyer in Criminal Cases and Defense Proceedings

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:23:55 -0500

Criminal law or penal law is the body of law that relates to crime and punishment. A crime is any act or omission of an act in violation of a public law forbidding or commanding it.

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The Relationship Between the Right to Remain Silent and the Right to a Fair Trial

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 11:58:48 -0500

A cursory glance at the right to remain silent and right to a fair trial in present day South Africa. Is this change for the better or not?

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Why Do You Need a Criminal Attorney?

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 08:05:29 -0500

The question asked in this article is actually ironical; if you have committed some sort of a crime, you surely need a criminal attorney to have someone speak on your behalf. No matter how hard you try to put yourself as an innocent individual, the judge doesn't listen to you. Thus, it is always good to have someone to speak for you and put all the valid points, nicely.

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What Happens If a Truck Driver Gets a DUI in Florida

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 14:01:51 -0500

A DUI is bad enough and can impact many areas of your life. However, getting a DUI as a truck driver can end your career.

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Five Reasons to Trust a Criminal Attorney

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 10:02:05 -0500

It is rightly said that every individual must keep away from three professionals in life ?- doctors, cops and lawyers. However, due to a lot of circumstances, you unfortunately have to go to all the three of them. You visit doctors when you are unwell, you meet cops, even when you don't drive properly and you have to get into the trap of unfaithful lawyers for a long list of problems.

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Points to Consider When Choosing Legal Representation for a DUI

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 07:10:50 -0500

When facing DUI charges, it's always wise to hire a DUI attorney since there is so much at stake. This article sheds light on a few factors to consider when deciding on an attorney.

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Possible Penalties for Your First DUI in Florida

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 07:08:52 -0500

A DUI can put a nasty scar on your record. Especially in the state of Florida where unlike some other states, a DUI can never be expunged or sealed. It stays on your record for 75 years! This article discusses some of the other penalties a first-time offender could face in the state of Florida.

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What Happens to a Teacher Who Gets a DUI?

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:30:45 -0500

DUI is a serious charge. However a DUI charge doesn't always result in the end of a person's career. - But what happens to a teacher who gets a DUI? Well, as it turns out, a DUI conviction for a teacher can have a lot more consequences than for people in other jobs.

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The Punishment You Should Expect With a DUI in Florida

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:44:24 -0500

The punishment for DUI in Florida can be quite severe. If you are convicted of a DUI, it stays on your record for 75 years. Also you can pay hefty fines and receive jail time. This article explores the consequences of being caught while driving drunk in the state of Florida.

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The Punishment for a DUI in Florida: It's Just Not Worth It

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 13:04:52 -0500

The punishment for a DUI in Florida can be severe. You will most likely pay hefty fines, have your license suspended and have a DUI charge on your record forever. - Which can impact other areas of your life.

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Four Reasons Why You Need a DUI Attorney

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 08:20:15 -0500

If you've been arrested for drinking and driving, you may be unsure of what to do next. These four reasons are why you should seriously consider hiring a qualified DUI attorney.

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The Importance of a Criminal Defense Attorney in Domestic Violence Cases

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 08:19:19 -0500

Arguments between family members or partners can often escalate quickly, resulting in charges of domestic violence. It is important to secure a reputable criminal defense attorney in these cases.

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Can You Own a Gun If You Have a DUI?

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 08:14:47 -0500

Can you own a gun if you have a DUI? Well it depends on the circumstances of your case. DUI charges are unfortunately very common in the United States. You can lose many privileges, pay hefty fines and even go to jail. This article addresses how a DUI conviction may impact your right to own a gun.

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Can You Ever Get a DUI Expunged in Florida?

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 06:59:01 -0500

Can you get a DUI expunged in the state of Florida? For the most part, never... But read this article and it may clear up some things about how it all works.

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Can You Get a DUI Expunged in Florida?

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:57:19 -0500

Can you get a DUI expunged in Florida? Well if you can get your charge reduced you may have some options. But you will need the help of a great attorney.

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Federal Prohibitions to Gun Possession After a Louisiana Conviction

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:13:13 -0500

Can you ever own a weapon or pass a "Brady" background check if you have been convicted of a felony in Louisiana? This article explores the interplay between Louisiana state weapons laws and their federal counterparts, and offers some practical advice about how to comply with both.

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Tips On Handling A DUI Arrest

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 07:38:18 -0500

If you have been pulled over by a police officer for drunk driving, it is essential that you think about every single move you make because the officer will start making observations and taking down notes right from the time they ask you to pull over. So find a safe place to pull over and do not make any sudden movements.

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Prevalence of Sexual Abuse in Those With Learning Difficulties

Sat, 20 Feb 2016 10:29:16 -0600

Those with disabilities are three to four times more likely to suffer from abuse; however, the prevalence of sexual abuse is unclear (rates vary depending upon definitions of sexual abuse and disability, including learning disabilities). How can such abuse be identified, what action should be taken and what can those who care for disabled individuals do to protect those for whom they have responsibility.

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Criminal Law Regulations In Cyprus

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 11:41:01 -0600

Criminal law is a set of regulations that indicate the actions the society disapproves. A criminal wrong differs from civil wrong. Criminal law regulations in Cyprus reflect to a great extend the main principles and major offenses of the English Common Law.

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3 Typical Criminal Court Cases

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 13:57:49 -0600

There are more various types of crimes than one may care to count. Here are three of the most typical criminal court cases you will find.

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Motion Hearings and Bond Hearings: The Basic Stuff You Need To Know

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 14:50:01 -0600

A request to ask the court to take specific action for a particular matter is called a motion. Most of the time, the lawyers file these motions as written documents that are submitted in court and the judge then has the option of passing the order for that matter based on the contents of that document.

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An Overview of Misdemeanor Crimes and Probation

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 12:35:22 -0600

If you are convicted of a misdemeanor crime, it is vital to your future to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney that can help you with your case. Learn about the potential penalties you are facing right now.

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Five Things To Look For In A Criminal Attorney

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:15:37 -0600

There are times when you need to hire a criminal attorney; this doesn't mean that you are a criminal or have killed someone. Sometimes, situations go wrong and you turn out to be a criminal, according to the court of law. When you are in such a problem, you need to hire someone, who is experienced enough to pull you out of the situation you are trapped in.

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Recent Changes to Oregon's Expungement Law Allow More People to Make a Fresh Start

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 06:28:23 -0600

Recent changes to Oregon's expungement statute (ORS 137.225) expand the list of crimes that can be expunged while shortening the waiting periods for those eligible for expungement. For example, convictions for contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor, rape III, sexual abuse III and sodomy III may be expunged if the person seeking expungement has obtained a court order relieving them of the obligation to report as a sex offender. Convictions for certain Class C felony sex crimes are also eligible based on the relative ages of the perpetrator and victim at the time of the offense.

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Do I Need a Lawyer for Traffic Tickets? A Perspective From a Lawyer

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:59:46 -0600

This article is to inform the public about whether they should hire a lawyer for traffic offenses. This article will address some of the pros and cons of representing yourself in traffic matters.

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Avoid a DUI With Designated Driving Services

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:57:18 -0600

Getting a DUI is upsetting, however, there are ways to plan ahead so you're not put in this situation. Learn about your options for designated driving services.

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The Legal Implications of Violent Crimes

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 09:23:38 -0600

If you have been accused of a crime, the entire process can be very scary and overwhelming. Understanding the legal part of the situation can often be very difficult and a lot of people make a few small mistakes that could lead to huge consequences. It is important that you are aware of your basic rights and you get someone to represent you so that you are not punished wrongly.

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Why Do Frauds Occur?

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 07:31:39 -0600

The aspirations of the people are varied and infinite. Each person wishes for the possession of plenty of money and power to satiate his/her dreams and desires.

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Four Simple Ways to Find the Most Competent DWI Lawyers in Your Area

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 13:30:00 -0600

Finding competent DWI lawyers in your area can seem like a challenge. Following these four tips can make the process easier and ensure that you find the best attorney for your situation.

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Texas Warrant Requirement for the Search and Seizure of a Cell Phone: What Does This Mean for You?

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 10:37:22 -0600

New laws in Texas provide that a warrant must be signed by a judge before law enforcement can search or seize a cellular device, except in limited statutory exceptions. This new law greatly affects the average citizen considering the high-tech nature of cellular devices in 2015.

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What Exactly Does a Criminal Defense Attorney Do?

Tue, 29 Dec 2015 15:59:10 -0600

A criminal defense attorney is a highly specialized lawyer that defends anyone accused of a crime. Understanding exactly what they do in order to keep their clients out of jail can be confusing.

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DUI Lawyer Advice: Breathalyzer Vs Blood Test

Tue, 29 Dec 2015 15:55:50 -0600

One question often encountered by a DUI lawyer is which test, blood or breath, is best to submit after an arrest. There are benefits and drawbacks to both methods, but the accuracy of breathalyzer tests can be debated in trial.

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Understanding Drug Related Offences And How To Protect Yourself

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 07:24:03 -0600

Drug related crimes are extremely common. Right from possessing and selling them to committing another felony under the influence of an illicit substance, these offences are taken very seriously and an offender can face a lot of punishment. It is necessary to understand the relation between drugs and crime in order to understand the situation and act accordingly to protect yourself or your loved one.

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South Carolina Criminal Defense Cases

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:18:04 -0600

South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorney answers the frequently asked questions in criminal cases. Topics: Investigation, Arrest, Bond, Felony vs. Misdemeanor, Preliminary Hearing, Appearances, Discovery, Motions, Hearings, Trials, and Appeals. Carolina Defense Lawyers.

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When Can Police Search Your Car?

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 12:31:23 -0600

Can police search your trunk without consent? When can police do a warrant-less search?

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Is Mandatory DNA Testing Constitutional?

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 09:48:05 -0600

DNA testing has transformed the way things are handled in the criminal justice system. Without a doubt, it has been used to free individuals convicted of a crime and to prove that suspects were part of the crime. It's amazing that only with a simple swab of the inside of your cheek a DNA sample can be taken.

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Basic Things You Should Know About Drunk Driving In California

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 10:51:09 -0600

When it comes to Driving Under the Influence (DUI), California can be exceedingly strict, with laws in place that apply to both in-state and out-of-state drivers, especially young drivers driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The experience can be extremely unnerving as the State of California leaves no room for error and can be ruthless.

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Six Possible Defenses to Drunk Driving a DWI Lawyer May Use

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 14:13:33 -0600

If you have recently been charged with driving while intoxicated, the criminal defense attorney you hire can be a life-altering decision. Here are six possible ways a DWI lawyer can defend you.

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Every Case Is Defensible

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 11:21:45 -0600

A society truly thrives when the people have faith in the legal system which delivers justice irrespective of the people involved in the cases, and the level of complications that the courts may face. Laws have been part of human civilization since the beginning of times. The earliest manuscripts that can be traced back in the human civilization are those belonging to the Vedic ages, although it is believed that even the Indus valley civilization and the Bronze age had some kind of a legal system in place to take care of the society's wellbeing.

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An Effective Defense Can Only Be Provided By A Trained Attorney

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 07:01:10 -0600

All there is to do when you have done something illegal is to hire a criminal attorney. This act is the ultimate act and there is nothing more you can do. Many people who have not committed any crime think that since they are innocent they would be let free with just their explanation.

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Do Your Part In Helping Your Attorney Bring You The Best Possible Outcome

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 06:58:47 -0600

If you want to experience a positive outcome to your case you need to fulfill your role as a good client. It is essential that you help your lawyer as much as possible so that he can win the case for you or at least try and get you the best possible result.

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Role Of Communication In Building A Positive Client-Attorney Relationship

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 06:51:32 -0600

Any attorney is bound to follow his work ethics and needs to ensure proper communication with his clients at any mentioned time. There are rules that mention clearly that it is the duty of an attorney to keep the client in loop and keep him informed of all the decisions which requires his approval.

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Look Out For These Qualities In Your Attorney To Help You Achieve The Most Desired Result

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 07:45:33 -0600

Whatever the type of crime committed an experienced attorney would be equipped to handle it with ease. They would have ample knowledge combined with the required background to defend and achieve success. Crimes may range from drugs, violence, DUI's, theft and juvenile cases.

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Lemon Law Lawyers And What They Do

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 07:30:57 -0600

Consumers who suffer due to the purchase of faulty vehicles are protected by the lemon law. Attorneys that deal with lemon laws are lemon law lawyers. Most vehicles are manufactured by huge manufacturing companies and it is not always possible for a common man to stand against these giants.

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A Civil Rights Lawyer Is Equipped To Get You The Justice You Deserve

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 07:29:32 -0600

If you are being tortured at your workplace and have been complaining but not seeing results then you can by all means use the service of a civil rights attorney to help you out. This is how you will prove to your tormentors that you sure do mean serious business.

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The Results Of Violating Probation And Ways Of Handling It

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 07:22:34 -0600

The reason a criminal is placed under probation is to identify if they are able to change their ways and get back to living peacefully in a society. When on probation the offender is continuously monitored by a probation officer and is required to follow specific orders laid forth by court.

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Things To Know From Your Criminal Attorney

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:29:51 -0600

In situations where you are unfortunate to be arrested and charged with felony, the first thing you need to keep in mind is to stay calm and find yourself a criminal attorney. However, if you are in such a situation for the first time then it is evident that you may not know what to do.

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Criminal Defense - The DWI Myth

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 09:04:38 -0600

The DWI myth says that you cannot be convicted of a DWI if you refused to take the field sobriety tests and the breath test. This belief is wrong and, as we will see, the police are trained to gather evidence against you independent of these tests.

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The Role of A Criminal Defense Lawyer In Robbery Cases

Mon, 26 Oct 2015 07:20:28 -0500

Robbery is considered a serious offence and is treated as felony in the United States. Based on the location of the robbery and the equipment involved, this offence can be of three degrees. In normal situations a person is said to have committed a crime if he unlawfully and intentionally takes property or money from somebody and does so by assaulting, using violence, using threats or force.

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A Quality Defense Lawyer Can Strongly Help With DUI Charges

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 13:32:42 -0500

The experience and capability of a reputed defense attorney can positively help accelerate an otherwise uncomfortable legal experience when you are charged with DUI. An attorney will be able to guide you throughout the case.

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Criminal Defense - The Right To Cross Examination

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 09:46:53 -0500

The ability to question adverse witnesses face-to-face through cross examination is the greatest tool available to check the allegations of the Government and preserve your liberty. A skilled cross examiner is a truth finder. Some call it an art; others consider it a science. But, a quality cross examination will establish the strength of your case, the weakness of your opponent and reveal inconsistencies in testimony and the bias any witness has against your cause.

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You Need A Criminal Defense Attorney To Present Your Domestic Violence Charge

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 07:22:28 -0500

Arguments between intimate partners can get out of hand sometimes and it can lead to one of the partners accusing the other with domestic violence. When this is reported to authorities, it is charged as a domestic violence case.

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The Different Defenses You Can Choose To Present

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 07:20:06 -0500

On being accused of criminal charges, you would be taken to court and allowed to present your defenses if you choose to. The State needs to prove beyond doubt that you are indeed guilty in order to get a conviction.

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Tips To Follow When Charged With A Criminal Case

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 07:19:10 -0500

When charged with an offense which is criminal in nature, you need to be vigilant and follow certain precautions to avoid getting into further trouble. Here are a few do's and don'ts.

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What You Need To Know About Hiring A Criminal Defense Attorney

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 06:21:42 -0500

Have you been arrested? Hiring a reputable criminal defense attorney is of utmost importance. Here's why.

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Require The Service Of A Criminal Defense Attorney? Be Sure To Follow These Steps

Wed, 21 Oct 2015 10:22:03 -0500

Choosing to talk to a criminal defense attorney will only benefit you, regardless of if the charges are minor or severe. You may be in dilemma as to if you actually need a lawyer but taking advantage of the free consultations that many firms offer will give you a deeper insight of the options with regards to the defense, the severity of the charges and the possible conviction strategies.

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DUI Charges And Its Implication

Wed, 21 Oct 2015 10:02:34 -0500

Driving under the Influence or DUI is in itself a horrible thing to do; getting yourself arrested is an experience that is absolutely scary. People who get arrested with a DUI are often terrified thinking about the consequences.

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What Happens When Probation Violations Are Committed?

Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:43:14 -0500

Some people are punished with probation and this is a part of the sentence for the crime committed. It is considered to be the next alternative to being imprisoned. Probation is a blessing but only when decorum is maintained. If you violate rules of probation, then you would be penalized harshly.

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Criminal Defense - The History of the Jury Trial

Tue, 20 Oct 2015 06:41:02 -0500

The right to a jury trial is one of the biggest checks to government tyranny available to people finding themselves within the crosshairs of the government's power. The government can use significant resources in secret to develop a case against you with the goal of depriving your liberty. You want get equal time to prepare a defense. But, before jailing you, the government must make its case to the people. And, a fair trial, is the place where the government's power is neutralized and their power is placed upon equal footing with the defendant and his lawyer.

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Understanding The Juvenile Justice System And The Need For A Good Attorney

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 07:15:34 -0500

A person below 18 years of age can be charged under the juvenile justice system if he or she has committed a crime. This system provides for various forms of rehabilitation and punishment in order to make these children aware of their crimes.

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Criminal Attorneys Do All They Can To Fight For Your Rights And Defend You

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 10:16:13 -0500

You are in urgent need of a criminal attorney if by any chance you happen to be facing criminal charges. The outcome of your case depends on the experience and expertise of the attorney regardless of if the charges are serious or not.

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Call A Criminal Lawyer When You Sense The Danger Of Being Arrested

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 10:15:20 -0500

A criminal attorney has to be the first person you contact when you are being arrested or even before when you sense the danger of being arrested. Many people try to talk their way out instead of consulting their attorney first. It is the right of a citizen to be allowed to call their attorney in situations like these.

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What To Know When Hiring A Drug Crime Attorney

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 12:29:16 -0500

Have you or someone you love been charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance?. Here's how a drug crime attorney can help.

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Counting On Representation Of a Criminal Attorney

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 09:48:35 -0500

Choosing the best representation when someone is faced with a legal matter is going to be very important. This can be a difficult decision, because most people do not know who the best lawyer is going to be for this.

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How to Defend A Domestic Battery Charge

Fri, 11 Sep 2015 07:09:41 -0500

Domestic battery in simple terms is the touching or striking of a family or household member without their consent. Any kind of intentional bodily harm that is caused to another person constitutes this crime.

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Ten Do's and Don'ts For Your Criminal Case

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:30:08 -0500

Ten things that may help you with your criminal legal case. If you have been arrested or need help with your case, see if our information may help you.

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2 Things You Must Do If You Carry a Weapon for Self Defense

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:23:55 -0500

There are many misconceptions of why people might desire to carry a weapon. It's always an eye-opener for most people since it is usually an area of uncertainty and anxiety. While you may have firearms around the house for various purposes (hunting or target shooting) most haven't carried a firearm for the purpose of self-defense. I share the two things that are critically important to anyone who is thinking of carrying a firearm for self-defense... SITUATIONAL AWARENESS and AVOIDANCE OF CONFLICT. Why are these important? Both of them will help keep you from being involved in a deadly force encounter. And the goal of carrying a firearm is to be prepared but not to be aggressive. After all, it's called "self-defense" training, not "aggression" training. These two things may be what keeps you alive and/or keeps you out of jail.

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Criminal Defense - What You Should Know Before You Hire An Attorney

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 07:09:00 -0500

Hiring a criminal defense lawyer is a very serious matter. Most people mistakenly believe that the guy with the coolest website or largest yellow pages ad is the best in town. Other, wrongly believe that any lawyer is just as good as another and shop based on "price." Both approaches could land you in jail. Do yourself a favor: get the best lawyer you can afford and watch for these "pitfalls" along the way.

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I Have Been Arrested - Now What?

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:39:36 -0500

Information that may help you if you or a loved one has been arrested. If you or someone you know has been arrested you may be scared and we want to help.

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Criminal Defense - The Unreliability Of Polygraphs

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:16:57 -0500

Polygraphs were once thought of to be a definitive truth elixir. But, many problems with the test reveal its subjectivity. As a result, these tests are now viewed as unreliable in court and can not be used at trial.

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Criminal Defense - Understanding No-Refusal Blood Draws During A DWI/DUI Checkpoint

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:45:49 -0500

There is a sexy new trend in law enforcement: forced blood draws. This new investigative tool empowers the police to seize you, stick and needle into your arm, remove your blood so it can be tested and used to convict you of a crime.

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Criminal Defense - The Anatomy Of A DWI/DUI Arrest

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:31:27 -0500

Your typical DWI/DUI arrest follows a predictable pattern. First, the officer will claim to observe a traffic violation. Second, he'll observe "signs of impairment" while reviewing the traffic violation with the driver. This is followed by the administration of a field sobriety test that is designed for "failure" and concludes with an opportunity for the driver to redeem himself by submitting to a breathalyzer test. This Kabuki dance has its purpose- gathering evidence for a conviction.

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Criminal Defense - Understanding DWI/DUI Checkpoints

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:30:51 -0500

Police are routinely conducting checkpoints to "fight" drunk driving. These checkpoints run afoul of American legal tradition preventing the seizure of people unless there is probable cause to believe they have committed a crime. Courts have created a legal fiction and thwart the constitution by allowing law enforcement to establish a checkpoint for purposes of enforcing vehicle safety regulations. But, even with this concession, the police do not have a free reign with how the checkpoint is set up and administered.

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Criminal Defense - The Difference Between Appeals and Post Conviction Relief Applications

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:00:39 -0500

A conviction at trial is bad but it isn't the "end of the road." The trial court's rulings during the course of trial and pre-trial motion practice can be reviewed on appeal. The trial lawyer's performance can be addressed and newly discovered evidence can be presented by filing a post-conviction relief application.

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False Confessions: Going Down For Something You Did Not Do

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:56:20 -0500

Good Police work can, at times, be "too good" and the coercive psychological tactics can get people to admit doing things they did not do. This is phenomena is known as a "false confession." These cases are real. But, few jurors believe the recanting defendant at trial. That said, DNA exonerations have proven this phenomena to be true.

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When To Call A Criminal Defense Attorney

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:43:12 -0500

If you have been charged with a sex crime, time is of the essence. To protect your rights and avoid a lengthy prison sentence, you should contact a criminal defense attorney ASAP. Here's how she or he might help.

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