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18 Top Questions to Ask Before Engaging a Criminal Defence Lawyer

Before making this important decision, interview your potential legal candidates in order to find out who is better suited to handle your criminal case. Being involved in a criminal investigation is both stressful and complex. The outcomes, such as fines and imprisonment, can destroy entire families and ruin the reputation of individuals forever. The decision …

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Trust your legal team

INTRODUCTION There are several types of structures inside legal firms nowadays. Traditional firms, especially in the big law sector, have one of the most complex and intricated hierarchies found in the corporate world. These structures can be easily compared to those of the European monarchies of the XV century, and still, much more complicated. In …

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Great criminal defence lawyers have a great team of experts to co-operate on the defence

Every music band has a leading voice, every orchestra has a conductor. The one that everybody remembers and the most recognisable among the group. That person guides the entire band to tremendous success and often gets all the credit for all the collective work. That same leading voice, will not make it into the industry …

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Bail Matters

(1)   What is bail? Bail is defined in Section 7 of the Bail Act 2013 NSW as; (1)   Bail is authority to be at liberty for an offence. Note. An offence includes an alleged offence. (2)   Bail can be granted under this Act to any person accused of an offence.  (3)   A person who, because …

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Criminal Defence Law (State and Commonwealth Prosecution)

NSW Courts are capable of hearing and determining criminal offences alleged pursuant to both State and Commonwealth Crimes Acts.   Local Court Criminal Law Matters   These offences are matters dealt with a finalised in the Local Court of NSW before a Magistrate. Generally speaking, matters finalised in the Local Court fall with a specific …

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Private Prosecutions and Law Enforcement Reporting

It is assumed that criminal defence lawyers only defend accused persons once prosecutorial proceedings are initiated against them. Well, it’s in the name isn’t it, incorrect, our specialist and expert criminal defence advocate are able to advise on private prosecutions and assist with referrals for law enforcement prosecutions. The added skill a criminal defence lawyer …

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Intelligence and Confiscation Proceedings

Law Enforcement Agencies and Intelligence investigative agencies like, the ACIC, AFP Criminal Assets Litigation Unit or the Crime Commission target persons dealing with proceeds of crime to purchase assets, making the said asset a criminal instrument and liable to forfeiture. A person may be liable to forfeiture of their assets (deemed as proceeds of crime) …

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Public Inquiries

Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) NSW   ICAC focuses on combating corruption to improve the integrity of the NSW public sector, specifically, with respect to political arm of government. ICAC uses a range of investigative techniques to expose corrupt conduct and it has been afforded significant statutory powers to do so. ICAC investigations focus on …

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Regulatory and Professional Disciplinary Matters

These matters involve a dispute with regulatory and licensing bodies such as the Dental Council of NSW, the Australian Medical Association, NSW Fair Trading, ASIC etc. It can be overwhelming as a professional who may have experienced hardship’s arising from events outside their control and in turn triggering their respectful regulatory body to begin monitoring …

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