NSW Courts Articles

Which Offences can give me a Criminal Record?

There are thousands-upon-thousands of types of criminal offences in NSW, and it is unlikely that there are many of us that haven’t committed a crime at some point in our lives. Many of us may have received a parking or speeding ticket, but not all offences are classified as ‘criminal’ and will lead to a… Read more »

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New Rules Mean That Filming In Court Will Be Legal In Certain Circumstances

In general, courts are open to the public to attend, but filming in the court was strictly forbidden without express court permission. There has been the odd example of filming in court – like Gordon Wood’s successful appeal when his murder conviction was overturned in front of the camera. Examples have, however, been few and… Read more »

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Lawyer faced North Sydney Local Court after hitting L-plater and strangling him

While road rage is something we may all internally battle, one lawyer certainly didn’t manage to contain his anger after running straight into a motorcycle rider. The rider, 28-year-old Alex Chapman, had only been on his L-plates for less than one week. He was riding along the Pacific Highway when hit from behind by Murray… Read more »

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The NSW Bail Act Changing Again?

Since its introduction just a few months ago, the new NSW Bail Act 2013 has caused controversy and criticism throughout NSW. The controversy has centred on concerns that the new act is too lenient towards suspects, and media reports about ‘dangerous criminals’ being let out of prison. The provisions of the current Bail Act were… Read more »

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Drug Searches end up in Taree Local Court

Research from the Australian Institute of Criminology has found that arrests due to drug charges have increased in recent years, and cannabis remains the most common drug accounting for arrest. The number of those arrested on drug charges relating to cannabis has been growing by about three per cent per year. Most of those facing… Read more »

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