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Criminal law: ‘mens rea’ and the guilty mind

Filed under: Court Appearances, Drug Offences, Assault & Battery, Robbery & Theft, Murder, Anti-Social Laws, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Sexual Offences, Weapons, Arson

It’s probably not too controversial of a statement to make; that the law is filled with many confusing terms and that’s not even including Latin – which...

Cultivate Cannabis Case Study

Filed under: Court Appearances, Drug Offences, Criminal Law

Section 72B of the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act, cultivate a narcotic plant, namely cannabis. Section 73 of the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled...

Methamphetamine – Drug Lawyers Sydney – ICE Drug Charges - NSW

Filed under: Drug Offences, Criminal Law

The growing Methamphetamine problem has becoming a major focal point in the media and political landscape of Australia. In recent years, the ‘ice epidemic’...

When can a person be found guilty of possession of an illegal drug in Australia?

Filed under: Drug Offences, Criminal Law

Many people would be aware that it is an offence for a person to be in possession of a prohibited drug in Australia. However, what is most interesting...

Drug Supply Charges – Sydney Drug Lawyers

Filed under: Drug Offences, Criminal Law

In late December 2016, one of the biggest drug busts in Australian history took place. A drug syndicate that had been operating for years importing prohibited...

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...

Drug dismissal upheld despite lack of procedural fairness

Filed under: Drug Offences, Redundancy, Employment Law

In a recent decision, the Fair Work Commission upheld the summary dismissal of a worker who tested positive for cannabis after a car accident, despite...

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

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

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

Double jeopardy: Can a person be punished twice for the same offence in Australia?

Filed under: Court Appearances, Drink Driving, Drug Offences, Assault & Battery, Robbery & Theft, Murder, Anti-Social Laws, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Sexual Offences, Witnesses and Victims

It’s perhaps somewhat surprising when you think about how much of the law filters through via popular media and is particularly noticeable when it comes...

The Drug Court of NSW

Filed under: Drug Offences, Criminal Law

The Drug Court of NSW was established by the Drug Court Act 1998. It works with both a local and district court jurisdiction.

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