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Click to Call Testimonials Find an Expert CAN POLICE SEARCH ME IF I DON’T SAY HELLO? When the police do something illegal and as a result they find evidence of an offence, does that mean that they can’t use that evidence in Court? A recent case involving the unlawful search of a woman whom the…Read More
Click to Call POLICE CAUTIONS: WHAT ARE THEY AND HOW DO THEY WORK? – By Naomi Hill – Have you ever heard of a person being let off with just a caution after allegedly breaking the law? Cautions have been around for a long time, but in South Australia they were previously only used when…Read More
Click to Call POLICE POWERS: FIRST DECLARED PUBLIC PRECINCT IN ADELAIDE – By Naomi Hill – In a South Australian first, police have been granted new powers to manage anti-social and disorderly behaviour by the declaration of a Public Precinct. Within the Public Precinct, police powers will be extended during certain times. Anyone who is…Read More
Click to Call CRIMINAL LAW: CAN THE GOVERNMENT TAKE MY PROPERTY? – By Naomi Hill – If you’ve been charged with a serious or indictable criminal offence, there’s a good chance that the South Australian Government will investigate your assets. Why? Because if it considers that your assets have been purchased or acquired from the…Read More
Click to Call INDUSTRIAL HEMP LAWS: A LICENCE TO GROW DRUGS IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD? – By Naomi Hill – New laws in South Australia make it legal to produce industrial hemp. But does this mean that South Australians are now free to grow their own hemp crops at home? Here’s what you need to…Read More
Click to Call CRIMINAL LAW: WHAT IF A POLICE SEARCH IS UNLAWFUL? – By Marwa Shabbar – What happens when a police search is unlawful? Does it mean that the evidence will always be excluded, or are there exceptions? These questions were the subject of two recent decisions on stop and search issues. R v…Read More
SA pioneers Gambling Intervention Program – By Naomi Hill – In Australia, problem gambling pervades age groups, socio-economic backgrounds and geographic locations. It’s everywhere. It can lurk behind a façade of happy family life or be out in the open as lives are destroyed in its wake. It’s a burden that, in some way or…Read More
Click to Call Testimonials Find an Expert CRIMINAL LAW: WHEN ARE POLICE SEARCHES UNLAWFUL? When the police were searching a man’s house for firearms and then found large quantities of cannabis, they tried to use their general search warrant powers to convict him of drug offences. However, he successfully argued that the police had misused…Read More
Click to Call Testimonials Find an Expert STOP AND SEARCH: WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS AT CRIMINAL LAW? When police stopped and questioned a couple who were walking down a residential street, they ended up searching the man and his car and then charging him with drug possession. The police officers’ actions raise serious questions about…Read More
FAQs: POLICE QUESTIONS AND THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT – By Naomi Hill – Have you ever been questioned by the police? Whether you’ve been arrested or the police are just gathering information, it can be difficult to know what questions you are legally required to answer and when you have a right…Read More
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