28.042017
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CRIMINAL LAW: WHAT IS A PSYCHIC ASSAULT?

– By Naomi Hill – Most people think that the term “assault” means being physically injured or hurt in some way by another person. But did you know that you can be assaulted without even being touched? This is sometimes known as “psychic assault,” but no superpowers are necessary to commit the crime. This issue…

12.042017
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CRIMINAL LAW: I’VE BEEN ARRESTED. NOW WHAT?

– By Naomi Hill – Being arrested can be stressful and frightening. If you don’t understand what’s going on, it can be even more difficult. The key to handling the situation is to remain calm and behave in a polite and cooperative manner. And there’s no doubt that it also helps to know your rights….

15.032017
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WHEN CAN A CHILD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR A CRIME?

– By Henry James – When can a child be found criminally responsible for a crime? It’s a discussion that crops up every now and again, usually in fairly unpleasant circumstances. Take, for example, the terrible British case in which toddler James Bulger was lured away from a shopping centre by two children aged ten,…

02.022017
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INTERVENTION ORDERS: WHEN CAN THEY BE MADE?

– By Naomi Hill – When a man successfully appealed against a final intervention order, it raised some important questions about the rights of defendants to oppose intervention orders. Background The man was having an affair with a woman who was married with two children. On a number of occasions, he had questioned her about…

20.122016
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DRINK DRIVING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

While we’re in the thick of end of year parties and holiday season, we’re constantly reminded by the media not to drink and drive. We also hear plenty of reports about people being charged with drink driving when they have returned breathalyser results that are well over the legal limit. It’s easy to let that…

29.102016
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OPERATION SAFE SPEED: SHOULD I PAY THE FINE?

Operation Safe Speed, a police campaign targeting speeding motorists, was conducted over a three day period in October 2016. During the operation, South Australian Police issued more than 1000 expiation notices for speeding, equating to around 14 notices issued for every hour of the Operation. If you have been issued with an expiation notice for…