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Murder

Murder is perhaps the most serious criminal offence under Australian law and is defined as an unlawful killing done with the intent to kill, or to do grievous bodily harm to another person. However, a person can only be found guilty of murder if a jury is satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that a person held the intention to kill or do grievous bodily harm to another person.

Generally speaking, murder is committed in four ways:

1. Killing with intent to kill

2. Killing with intent to cause really serious injury (grievous bodily harm)

3. Reckless murder

4. Killing while committing a crime of violence (felony murder)



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Australian Bureau of Statistics: Recorded Crime - Offenders, 2010-11

Date: 09 Feb 2012, Filed under: Court Appearances, Resisting Arrest, Anti-Social Laws, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Murder, Sexual Offences, Drug Offences, Weapons, Assault & Battery, Robbery & Theft, Drink Driving, Speeding, Drug Driving, Traffic Matters

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have released their report Recorded Crime - Offenders, 2010-11 outlining the nature of criminal offences in ...

Qld Govt to change 'gay panic' defence

Date: 25 Jan 2012, Filed under: Court Appearances, Murder

Queensland Attorney-General, Paul Lucas, has announced that the State Government is set to change the Criminal Code to remove doubts about how and when...

Queensland gets tough on murderous ex-lovers

Date: 28 Mar 2011, Filed under: Anti-Social Laws, Murder, Renting & Leasing Property

Queensland Deputy Premier and Attorney-General Paul Lucas have announced that new laws targeting murderous ex-lovers, graveyard vandals and unfair landlords...

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Why don’t we have the right to free legal representation in Australia?

Date: 23 Jul 2014, Filed under: Anti-Social Laws, Murder, Sexual Offences, Drug Offences, Assault & Battery, Apprehended Violence Orders, Drink Driving, Drug Driving, Criminal Law Matters, Criminal Law

Unlike the USA, there is no right to free legal representation in Australia. We must either pay a lawyer to represent us, qualify for assistance such...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers

Date: 17 Jun 2014, Filed under: Bail Applications, Court Appearances, Resisting Arrest, Anti-Social Laws, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Murder, Sexual Offences, Drug Offences, Human Trafficking, Weapons, Assault & Battery, Robbery & Theft, Arson, Apprehended Violence Orders, Drink Driving, Speeding, Licence Appeals, Drug Driving, Traffic Matters, Victim Support, Witnesses and Victims, Drink Driving, Drug Driving, Speeding, Criminal Law Matters, Fraud, Traffic Matters, Forgery, Terrorist Activities, Criminal Law

Sydney Criminal Lawyers is one of the leading criminal law firms and practise criminal and driving cases exclusively. Specialising in criminal law means...

Can intoxication from alcohol or drugs be used as a defence to a crime?

Date: 14 Apr 2014, Filed under: Court Appearances, Anti-Social Laws, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Murder, Sexual Offences, Drug Offences, Weapons, Assault & Battery, Robbery & Theft, Drink Driving, Criminal Law Matters

Can being intoxicated or drunk be used as a defence for criminal matters? Find out here.

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