Police & Court Matters

July 24, 2016

What rights does a person possess if they have been placed under arrest?

Any person who has been placed under arrest by the police must have their rights explained to them and in the event that this has not occurred, the person should request an explanation of their rights....
July 24, 2016

Is there a defence of entrapment available in Australian law?

Unlike our common law counterparts in the US, there is no defence of entrapment available under Australian law. However, the defence is available in the States, and American case law has stated that the...
July 23, 2016
Maximum Penalties & Criminal Law - George Sten & Co

An introduction to maximum penalties and criminal law

A gauge as to the level of seriousness the legislature treats a criminal offence can be ascertained via the maximum penalty. To illustrate the point we can look to s 5(2)(a) of theSentencing Act 1991 (VIC)...
July 23, 2016

Affray Charges, Penalties, Sentencing & Fines.

Affray Charges NSW Affray charges if you have been charged with Affray, you need to speak with a Criminal Lawyer immediately the Criminal Lawyers at George Sten are available for urgent telephone advise...
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