NSW Courts Articles

Offender sentenced in Katoomba Court returns to area for a third robbery offence

Despite robbery rates remaining stable throughout NSW over the past year, this has not been the case for one unfortunate sports club in the Blue Mountains, which was robbed once in the 90s, in 2001 and then again in 2013. The most recent case was finalised in the Parramatta District Court last month. The culprits,… Read more »

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Alcohol-Fuelled Violence: Case-Study in Queanbeyan Local Court

The NSW city of Queanbeyan recently made headlines for a serious assault offence. This city of just 37,000 people doesn’t regularly make the national news, but this time it was the scene of a particularly vicious assault. The city has a strong historical connection with alcohol and violence. From 1911 to 1928, when the sale… Read more »

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How Does the Criminal Law Deal with Glassing: Case Study at Woy Woy Courthouse

You probably already know this, but just in case, glassing is where someone uses a glass/bottle as a weapon. It has unfortunately become a feature of alcohol-related violence in recent years. In fact, just after 12.30am this morning X Factor judge ‘Redfoo’ sustained a cut to his head after a man allegedly threw a glass… Read more »

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Help with Traffic Infringement Notices: What to do when you can’t Afford to Pay the Fine

No one likes receiving fines but it’s even worse if your financial situation means that you simply can’t afford to pay them. Keep in mind that if you want to contest the infringement notice, and it was one caught on camera, you are allowed to make an application to view the images. This will not… Read more »

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Demerit Point Suspension in NSW – How Does it Work?

Driving while suspended is a criminal offence in NSW. If you are caught driving without a licence, you could find yourself facing fines, a court-imposed disqualification or even prison. Drivers can be suspended by accumulating too many demerit points on their licence. If you have a demerit point disqualification in NSW, it’s important that you… Read more »

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Church Sex Ring Uncovered in a Coffs Harbour Court Case

During a four-year-long investigation, a complex and organised church sex ring has been uncovered. The pastor, Scott Williams ran his own church, the Christian Assemblies International but preyed on members of the congregation for his own gratification. Former members have now spoken out against the behaviour of Pastor Williams, stating that the organisation was a… Read more »

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Can an Apology Letter to the Court Help if I’ve been Charged with Common Assault?

If you have been charged with common assault, the maximum penalties for assault are set out in legislation, but the actual sentence that you get will be influenced by a lot of factors. According to the law, common assault is the least serious of the assault charges.. If you are guilty, the offence is punishable… Read more »

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