Victims of Crime Law News
CHILD SEX ABUSE SURVIVORS: YOUR RIGHTS – By Andrew Carpenter – Child sexual abuse can have a lifelong devastating impact. The psychological and physical trauma is unimaginable, but there’s also the impact of being involved in the whole legal process if a survivor decides to take action. This was the experience of one survivor when…Read More
IF YOU’VE BEEN SEXUALLY ABUSED, CAN YOU CLAIM COMPENSATION? – By Andrew Carpenter – Victims of sexual abuse so often carry the burden of this trauma for the rest of their lives. Compensation might not ease the pain and suffering, but it can help in the recovery process by assisting with medical expenses, loss of…Read More
STOP PRESS: IMPORTANT CHANGES TO VICTIMS OF CRIME COMPENSATION By Kaela Dore Victims of crime are now entitled to claim up to a maximum of $100,000 in compensation. This change, which came into effect on 1 July 2016, is a huge increase on the previous maximum compensation of $50,000. How does the Victims of Crime…Read More
I’M GUILTY ANYWAY – DO I NEED A LAWYER TO REPRESENT ME IN COURT? A 17 year old with no previous convictions was sentenced to detention for seven days for driving after his license had been suspended as a result of his having not paid a fine for parking on a yellow line! That penalty…Read More
CCTV FOOTAGE – DON’T ASSUME POLICE WILL OBTAIN ALL THE EVIDENCE Hundreds of closed circuit television cameras are dotted throughout the Adelaide CBD capturing the day to day activities of thousands of individuals. Nightclub owners have even been ordered to install a CCTV network before approval is given for a liquor licence. (If you ask…Read More
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