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Criminal Law

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A Complete Guide for Bail Applications

Introduction to Bail Applications Bail applications can be a stressful process, made more stressful in the context of criminal charges where criminal prosecutions can often take months, if not years to be concluded. The prospect of having a bail application refused or granted with onerous bail conditions has significant consequences for a defendant and can …

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Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm

What is assault occasioning actual bodily harm in NSW? The criminal offence of “assault occasioning actual bodily harm” refers to an act in which one person, either recklessly or intentionally, causes another person to apprehend immediate and unlawful violence, and “actual bodily harm” results. “Actual bodily harm” has a broad definition, which includes “hurt or injury that …

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The higher the pedestal, the further the fall

Premier of NSW retires The first female premier of New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian, announced her retirement as Premier and from Parliament on 1 October 2021. The announcement came after the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) announced it was formally investing the Premier’s alleged involvement in a grant sought by her then partner Daryl Maguire. It …

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Criminal Offences Maximum Penalties

Criminal Offences The following table lists the common criminal offences prosecuted in the Local and District Courts.  The penalties for each offence range from a no-conviction to full-time imprisonment. The penalty is determined by a number of factors. There are also defences available to some offences. Read our criminal law page and respective criminal offence …

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Successful Outcome for Common Assault and Stalk & Intimidate Case

Successful Outcome for Common Assault and Stalk and Intimidate Case Our solicitor, Nicholas Hardy-Clements, represented a middle-aged male at Parramatta Local Court in relation to the following charges: Common Assault (Domestic Violence Related) pursuant to Section 61 of the Crimes Act 1900. Stalk or Intimidate Intending to Cause Fear of Physical or Mental Harm (Domestic …

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Bail Granted for Common Assault & Stalk Intimidate

Bail Granted for Common Assault Our solicitor, Nicholas Hardy-Clements, represented a young male at Burwood Local Court, seeking an application for bail, in relation to the following charges: Common Assault (Domestic Violence Related) pursuant to Section 61 of the Crimes Act 1900. Stalk or Intimidate Intending to Cause Fear of Physical or Mental Harm (Domestic …

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Good Behaviour for Common Assault Offence

Our solicitor, Stephanie McClelland, represented a middle-aged male at Mount Druitt Local Court in relation to the following charge: Common Assault pursuant to Section 61 of the Crimes Act 1900. Common Assault Case Details The case involved our client and his partner communicating with their internet provider about returning two modems they recently received from …

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