Articles matching Criminal Law Matters

What happens if a criminal conviction is recorded against a person’s name?

Filed under: Criminal Law Matters, Criminal Law

None of us are perfect, and we’re all liable to make a mistake on the odd occasion. Fortunately, most of the mistakes made won’t have drastic ramifications;...

What are the Australian laws in relation to prohibited drugs?

Filed under: Drug Offences, Criminal Law Matters, Criminal Law

Let’s get the easy part of the article out of the way: If a drug is illegal in Australia, there’s generally no justification for the possession of a prohibited...

Can evidence derived from hypnosis be used in court?

Filed under: Criminal Law Matters, Criminal Law

As an avid watcher of hypnosis related shows, this writer began to wonder if evidence adduced from a person that underwent hypnosis, can be considered...

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

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.

How do police powers and move on directions operate?

Filed under: Criminal Law Matters

One of the powers that the police possess is that relating to move on directions when a person is in public place. There are a number of working parts...

What are the requirements for a valid arrest?

Filed under: Resisting Arrest, Criminal Law Matters, Criminal Law

One of the rights that individuals hold most dear is that of liberty, and deprivation of the right should not occur unless it is justified. Therefore,...

Qld govt outlines parole system review

Filed under: Criminal Law Matters, Criminal Law

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Corrective Services Minister Bill Byrne have agreed to actions and terms of reference for a review on the...

Threats to kill: How is it an offence?

Filed under: Murder, Criminal Law Matters

We’ve all probably uttered the words to the effect of wanting to ‘kill someone’, but of course we don’t actually mean we’d like to kill that person. However,...

How is receiving stolen property a criminal offence?

Filed under: Robbery & Theft, Criminal Law Matters, Criminal Law

Have you ever received property that just so happened to have ‘fallen off the back of a truck’? What about something that was mysteriously ‘found’ by a...

Case Study- Indecent Assault - Section 39 of the Crimes Act 1958

Filed under: Indecent and Sexual Assault, Sexual Offences, Criminal Law Matters

The new (and current) version of the Crimes Act replaces the offence of Indecent Assault with an offence of ‘Sexual Assault’.


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