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How is child abuse defined under Australian law?

Practice Areas: Anti-Social Laws, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Criminal Law, Children

Under the Family Law Act(the Act) child abuse can include any physical or sexual assault against a child, or a sexual activity where a child is used...

Does mistaken belief also signify criminal intent in relation to criminal offences?

Practice Areas: Drug Offences, Assault & Battery, Robbery & Theft, Anti-Social Laws, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Murder, Sexual Offences, Criminal Law Matters, Terrorist Activities, Criminal Law

Dawson J in He Kaw Teh v The Queen (1985) 157 CLR 523; 60 ALR 449; 15 A Crim R 203, said that because intent forms part of a crime in common law, it is...

Are police officers required to handcuff every person placed under arrest?

Practice Areas: Drug Offences, Human Trafficking, Weapons, Assault & Battery, Robbery & Theft, Arson, Apprehended Violence Orders, Drink Driving, Speeding, Drug Driving, Traffic Matters, Court Appearances, Resisting Arrest, Anti-Social Laws, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Murder, Sexual Offences, Bail Applications, Criminal Law Matters

 There is no general rule or requirement that a police officer must handcuff a person who is being arrested. Furthermore, there is also no requirement...

If there has been a determination of guilt by the courts: Do judges have the discretion not to record a conviction?

Practice Areas: Drug Offences, Weapons, Assault & Battery, Robbery & Theft, Arson, Apprehended Violence Orders, Drink Driving, Speeding, Drug Driving, Traffic Matters, Court Appearances, Anti-Social Laws, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Murder, Sexual Offences, Criminal Law Matters

In instances where a determination of guilt has occurred, the majority of people will probably hope that a judge will use their discretion to not record...

What is indecent assault?

Practice Areas: Indecent and Sexual Assault

Arguably, one of the most common offences of indecency is that of indecent assault, with the offence exhibiting an element of sexual connotation. In R...

A violence restraining order has been served on me. What does this mean?

Practice Areas: Court Appearances, Anti-Social Laws, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Apprehended Violence Orders, Witnesses and Victims, AVO/Domestic Violence

When someone applies for a violence restraining order, the court usually hears the application as soon as possible at an interim hearing. Only the person...

I am concerned that I may be living near a registered sex offender. Can I find out more information from the police?

Practice Areas: Children, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Sexual Offences, Witnesses and Victims, Freedom of Information

  I am concerned that I may be living near a registered sex offender. Can I find out more information from the police? Presently, the register maintained...

If I am charged with an offence will I get bail?

Practice Areas: Court Appearances, Drink Driving, Drug Offences, Assault & Battery, Traffic Matters, Robbery & Theft, Resisting Arrest, Speeding, Drug Driving, Murder, Anti-Social Laws, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Sexual Offences, Weapons, Arson, Bail Applications

Like many criminal law matters, the granting of bail is different in each State and Territory. As a general rule, there is a presumption that a person...

What are AVOs?

Practice Areas: Assault & Battery, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Apprehended Violence Orders, Victim Support

Apprehended violence orders (AVOs) are orders made by a court restricting the action of the person who the order is taken out against.  The purpose...

What are the different courts in Australia and how do they work in criminal matters?

Practice Areas: Court Appearances, Drink Driving, Drug Offences, Assault & Battery, Traffic Matters, Robbery & Theft, Speeding, Drug Driving, Murder, Anti-Social Laws, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Sexual Offences, Weapons, Arson, Bail Applications, Local Government

Local and Magistrates' Courts Local Court and Magistrates’ Courts hear less serious matters and are heard by a Magistrate. The role of the Local...

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