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POLICE CAUTIONS: WHAT ARE THEY AND HOW DO THEY WORK?

Click to Call Testimonials Find an Expert 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…

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CRIMINAL LAW: WHAT IF A POLICE SEARCH IS UNLAWFUL?

Click to Call Testimonials Find an Expert 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…

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CRIMINAL LAW: WHEN ARE POLICE SEARCHES UNLAWFUL?

Click to Call Testimonials Find an Expert CRIMINAL LAW: WHEN ARE POLICE SEARCHES UNLAWFUL? -By Henry James – 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…

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DNA EVIDENCE IS NOT ALWAYS THE FINAL WORD

Click to Call Testimonials Find an Expert DNA EVIDENCE IS NOT ALWAYS THE FINAL WORD A man charged with three counts of endangering the lives of occupants of a house by firing shots into the residence in a drive-by shooting where police relied on DNA evidence has been found not guilty after a recent trial…

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NO CONVICTION – ITS NOT ‘UNUSUAL’

Click to Call Testimonials Find an Expert NO CONVICTION – ITS NOT ‘UNUSUAL’ A case involving a traffic charge does not have to be ‘unusual’ for a Court to refrain from recording a conviction. Recently, a man was charged when a car he owned was driven unregistered and uninsured. He was told by a Magistrate…

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JEWELLERY – OR A $10,000 KNUCKLE DUSTER?

Click to Call Testimonials Find an Expert JEWELLERY – OR A $10,000 KNUCKLE DUSTER? Body Texta Photographs of Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg were shown to a Court in defence of a man charged with possessing a knuckle duster when police seized his 9 carat gold two-finger ring valued at approximately $10,000 to $15,000. The…

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INTERVENTION ORDERS IN TROUBLE – POLICE EXCEED THEIR POWER

Click to Call Testimonials Find an Expert INTERVENTION ORDERS IN TROUBLE – POLICE EXCEED THEIR POWER The Supreme Court has overturned a finding of guilt against a man charged with contravening an intervention order on the basis that the order made by police prohibiting him from ‘entering or remaining in the vicinity’ of specified premises…

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GUILTY FOR WALKING HIS DOG?

Click to Call Testimonials Find an Expert GUILTY FOR WALKING HIS DOG? The Court of Criminal Appeal has set aside a verdict of guilty in a case in which the prosecution were relying on the fact that the person accused of robbery was in the vicinity on the same morning, that like the robber he…

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WHEN A SUCCESSFUL DEFENDANT IS ENTITLED TO COSTS

Click to Call Testimonials Find an Expert WHEN A SUCCESSFUL DEFENDANT IS ENTITLED TO COSTS The exercise by an accused person of the right to remain silent when interviewed by police should not of itself be the basis for the police to avoid paying legal costs if the charges are dismissed after that person gives…

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WHEN CAN A CRIMINAL CHARGE BE FINALISED WITHOUT A CONVICTION?

Click to Call Testimonials Find an Expert WHEN CAN A CRIMINAL CHARGE BE FINALISED WITHOUT A CONVICTION? Two recent decisions handed down by the Supreme Court have considered the circumstances under which a criminal conviction should not be recorded against a person found guilty of an offence. In one case, this was despite the fact…

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