News: Criminal Law

Trial by Judge v Trial by Jury

Trial by Jury The trial on indictment of any offence against any law of the Commonwealth shall be by jury, and every such trial shall be held in the State where the offence was committed, and if the offence was not committed within any State the trial shall be held

21/11/2022 Criminal Law

Young people and the law

Focus of Sentencing: Young Offenders Act 1993 (SA) s 3(2a) Under s 3(2a) of the Young Offenders Act 1993 (SA) the focus in sentencing a young offender is on the deterrent effect on the youth personally, not general deterrence, as is the case in the adult jurisdiction. In considering the

06/06/2021 Criminal Law

Domestic Violence and Intervention Orders

Part 1: What is Domestic Violence? Part 2: Intervention Orders and the Protected Person (Victim) Part 3: Intervention Orders for the Perpetrator (Alleged Abuser) Legislation: Intervention Orders (Prevention of Abuse) Act 2009 (SA) PART 1: What is domestic violence? Domestic violence is when someone close to you threatens you or

Free Emergency Service

  We remind our followers that we provide a 24 Hour emergency service that is free. If you are under arrest, you have the right to speak with a Lawyer. Call Jenny Matthews for legal advice – 0401 269 091. If you have a Lawyer we ask that you contact

14/05/2020 Criminal Law