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Section 10 – No Conviction Recorded

Section 10 Dismissals and Section 10 Bonds: What is a section 10 dismissal? Or a section 10 Bond? And when can they be imposed by the Courts? Section 10 allows a Magistrate or Judge to, although finding a matter proven, decide not to record a conviction. This may be either by way of a complete dismissal under section 10 (1) (a), or by way of a Section 10 Bond, under section 10 (1) (b). With a Section 10 Bond, there may be conditions attached which must be complied with, but with or without specific conditions, a Section 10 Bond is effectively a conditional Read More

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Criminal Lawyer in Sydney and Elsewhere

A criminal lawyer from our team will discuss your options with you. If you are facing Court for any type of charge, you would do well to seek legal advice before you make any decisions on whether to plead guilty or not guilty

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Criminal Defence Lawyers

Have you been charged with a criminal offence and you want to plead Not Guilty?Or are you unsure whether you should plead Guilty or Not Guilty?Criminal Defence Lawyers can help you with your defence, and will advise you on whether

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Drink Driving Charges

Criminal Lawyers Sydney for Drink Driving Charges Most people never even consider the possibility of needing the services of criminal lawyers Sydney, until they are arrested and charged for an offence, the most common of which in many areas of Sydney are drink driving charges. You may have always considered yourself a responsible citizen who would never commit or offence, or compromise your life or the lives of other people by operating a vehicle whilst under the influence of alcohol. Well, most people underestimate the amount of alcohol they have consumed, or miscalculate the period over which they have had it, or Read More

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Should You Make a Bail Application?

Making a Bail Application If you or a friend or loved one have been arrested and charged with criminal offences and refused bail by the Police, then you might think that the most important first step is to apply for Bail by making a Bail application to the Court. Well, not so fast. It may be in your interests to make an application for Bail during your first Court appearance, and depending on the circumstances you may indeed be more likely to be granted Bail by a Court. But exercise caution before you take the step of making a Bail application. Read More

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Children’s Court for Under 18’s

In NSW, the Children’s Court sits in three courthouses specifically designated for the Court. These courthouses are located at Parramatta, Glebe (known as Bidura Children’s Court) and Broadmeadow. The Children’s Court is a specialist court to deal with criminal cases, applications for apprehended violence orders, as well as other matters concerning children. The Children’s Court also sits at courts located at Campbelltown, Port Kembla, Sutherland, Nowra, Woy Woy and Wyong on a permanent basis. In regional and rural areas outside these locations the Children’s Court sits on a regular basis. At these locations the sittings of the Children’s Court usually coincide with Read More

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Supreme Court of NSW

The Supreme Court is the superior court of record in the State of New South Wales. The Court has supervisory jurisdiction over other NSW courts which hear criminal matters, and generally exercises this jurisdiction through its appellate courts. It is the highest court in NSW, and Judges of this Court preside over only the most serious criminal trials, involving very serious types of offences. Criminal Trials in the Supreme Court Judges preside over criminal trials for the most serious types of offences which are heard in the Supreme Court. Such serious criminal matters include: murder and manslaughter attempted murder major conspiracy and drug related Read More

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District Court – Trials and Appeals

The District Court of New South Wales is the intermediate Court in the state’s judicial hierarchy. It is the largest trial court in Australia and has an appellate jurisdiction. It hears serious criminal offences, appeals from lower courts and civil proceedings.  Criminal Jurisdiction In its criminal jurisdiction, the court may deal with all criminal offences except murder, treason and piracy. Types of Criminal Cases in the District Court The District Court determines cases that have been committed (referred) from the Local Court or Children’s Court.  Cases are committed to the District Court for trial or for sentence. District Court Trials A Read More

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Local Court in NSW

The Local Court has criminal and civil jurisdictions. In its criminal jurisdiction it deals with the majority of criminal and summary prosecutions in New South Wales. The Local Court also conducts committal proceedings to determine whether or not indictable offences are to be committed to the District or Supreme Courts. The Local Court also determines other applications such as Apprehended Violence Orders and appeals relating to driver’s licences.   There are a range of diversion programs available to Local Court Magistrates. Some are available in all Local Courts. Some are available in a very limited number of Local Court locations. Read More

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