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The Harmful Psychological Effects of Incarceration

21.05.17

The Harmful Psychological Effects of Incarceration In 2015 the number of people incarcerated in Australian gaols reached a record high of 35,467. That is almost 200 prisoners per 100,000 adults. In NSW alone capacity is…

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What does Jury Duty Pay?

10.05.17

What Does Jury Duty Pay? Australian citizens over 18 years of age have to undertake jury duty when requested to do so. Jury duty gives ordinary citizens an opportunity to see how the legal establishment…

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Guilty or Not Guilty? What would Cassandra Sainsbury expect if she had got caught in Australia?

04.05.17

Guilty or Not Guilty? What would Cassandra Sainsbury expect if she had got caught in Australia? Adelaide’s Cassandra Sainsbury was arrested for possessing about 6 kg of cocaine at a Columbian airport. While there are…

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Mentally ill or Not?- Some Considerations for Defendants Suffering from Mental Conditions

01.05.17

Considerations for Defendants Suffering from Mental Conditions Under section 32 of the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 (NSW), an accused whom the court deems as a sufferer of a mental condition or a mental…

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How Not Paying Road Tolls Can Land You in Prison

25.04.17

How Not Paying Road Tolls Can Land You in Prison Outstanding tolls can earn you a hefty fine and lead to possible imprisonment. This may sound outrageous but a lot of motorists face this unpleasant…

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Should Drug Possession be Decriminalised?

02.04.17

Should Drug Possession be De-Criminalised? Australians are no strangers when it comes to illicit drug use. According to the United Nation’s 2014 World Drug Report Australia surpasses every other country when it comes to ecstasy…

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Can Men Get Sexually Assaulted by Women?

01.03.17

Can Men Get Sexually Assaulted by Women? According to the United Nations 92 people out of every 100,000 report a sexual assault in Australia. That puts us at one of the highest rates of reported…

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Should I Take a Traffic Offence to Court?

17.02.17

When deciding whether to elect to take a fine issued by police of the RMS authority, there are several considerations you must take into account. Firstly, you need to be aware of what your options…

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What Happens if I have been Pulled Over for a MDT?

10.02.17

When are the Police Permitted to Drug test you? Police do not have the power to drug test people randomly on the street for no good reason. Even after the police arrest you they do…

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What are the Worst Areas in Sydney for Drink Driving?

31.01.17

What are the worst areas in Sydney for drink driving? In NSW alone police have conducted over 6.5 MILLION random breath tests since January 2014. Of that 22,000 people were charged with drink-driving. That means…

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