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August 12, 2016

Do prisoners have any rights?

In Muir v The Queen (2004) 78 ALJR 780; 206 ALR 189, Kirby J made the following comments in relation to prisoners’ rights (at 784; 194 [25]): “Prisoners are human beings. In most cases, they are also ...
July 25, 2016
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Custodial Sentence – Criminal Lawyers Sydney

1. What is a custodial sentence? A custodial sentence is a judicial sentence that involves being imprisoned. Custodial sentencing is usually reserved for more serious crimes but each state has their own...
July 24, 2016
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Why is committing an offence on bail deemed to be aggravating?

Bail Offences while committed on bail is considered as aggravating due to the fact that the individual has essentially reneged on a promise to the courts that if granted bail, they will not commit further...
July 24, 2016

Does the right to silence exist in Australian criminal law?

Broadly speaking, the right to silence for most criminal law matters means that a person does not have to answer any question beyond providing their name and address. It’s handy to keep in mind that for...
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