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What happens if you are charged under the NSW Summary Offences Act? (Australian Law)

by Bill Vasiliadis September 30, 2013 Criminal Law

The NSW Summary Offences Act (1988), identifies a number of different offences which are considered ‘summary’ offences. These are generally considered to be minor offences, which are dealt with in a specific manner and have certain maximum penalties. If you have been charged with a summary offence, you could still face a lifelong criminal conviction […]

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What do Criminal Law Solicitors Do? (Australian Law)

by Bill Vasiliadis May 28, 2013 Criminal Law

With so much legal terminology floating around, it can be confusing trying to understand which professionals perform which tasks. There are a number of different branches of the legal profession, but solicitors and barristers (known generically as lawyers) form the main two. Most lawyers train at university, then choose to specialise in a certain area […]

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How does roadside drug testing work? (Australian Law)

by Bill Vasiliadis March 27, 2013 Criminal Defence Lawyers

If you are caught driving a vehicle on a public road in NSW Australia while you are under the influence of an intoxicating substance, you will face charges of driving under the influence (DUI). DUI is a traffic offence that carries substantial penalties, including fines, disqualification from driving, and in certain cases, it can lead […]

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I have been charged with a criminal offence, can I apply to be granted bail? (Australian Law)

by Bill Vasiliadis March 12, 2013 Arrest

If you have been charged with an offence that requires a court appearance, you might need to apply for bail. If you are released on bail, it means you are allowed to go home until your case is finalised, rather than remain in custody. Whether or not you can apply for bail depends on the […]

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