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Victim compensation outline

The object of the Act is to provide support and rehabilitation for victims of violent crime by giving effect to an approved counselling and a statutory compensation scheme. Read More

Graffiti vandalism offences

Graffiti implements include spray paint, marker pens, acid etchings, shape objects (such as keys, knives or rocks) or any other implement that is not easily removed by water or detergent.A person does not have to be the one using the graffiti implement to be charged with a graffiti vandalism related offence. Read More

Self defence law NSW

In any assault type offence you can raise self defence as an issue in your case. If the court accepts that you were acting in self defence, the court will dismiss the charge against you Read More

Assets forfeiture order

An assets forfeiture order is an order allowing the State to confiscate and dispose of property. Normally, such property will already be subject to a restraining order. Read More

Pecuniary penalty order

A pecuniary penalty order is an order compelling an offender to pay money for the money derived from criminal activity. Read More

Forfeiture order - Asset forfeiture process

A forfeiture order is an order where the State may confiscate and dispose of property that is alleged to have been used in, or in connection with, the commission of a serious offence. Read More

Drug proceeds orders

A drug proceeds order is an order compelling an offender to pay money for the money derived from drug trafficking activity. Read More

License and Speeding Appeals NSW

Over speeding or driving in a range that exceeds the speed limit of a certain public road, such that of a school zone may place your license in danger of suspension. Read More

Bail presumptions

There are five different categories of bail presumption. The particular presumption that applies will be determined by the type of offence, and certain circumstances of the accused. Read More

Dismissal of charges and conditional discharge of offender

Conviction for a traffic offense will affect your driving record. It may cause you demerit of points or suspension of license. Read More

Prostitution - legal brothel and escort industry

The legal brothel and escort industry in Victoria is governed by the Prostitution Control Act 1994 (PCA), Prostitution Control Regulations 1995, Health [Infectious Diseases] Regulations 2001. Read More

Sexual penetration of a child under the age of 16

A person who takes part in an act of sexual penetration with a child under the age of 16 is guilty of an indictable offence. Read More

Persistent sexual abuse of a child under the Age of 16

A person who persistently sexually abuses a child under the age of 16 to whom he or she is not married is guilty of an indictable offence. Read More

Possession of Child Pornography

A person who knowingly possesses child pornography is guilty of an indictable offence. Read More

Procuring Sexual Penetration of a Child

A person aged 18 years or more must not solicit or procure a child under the age of 16 years to take part in an act of sexual penetration. Read More

Abduction of a Child Under the Age of 16 for Sex

Under Section 56 of the Crimes Act 1958, a person who takes away a child under the age of 16 from his parent or lawful guardian with the intention that the child will engage in sexual intercourse with him or her or any other person is guilty of Abduction of a Child under the Age of 16 for Sex. Read More

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