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July 24, 2016
Police Search Warrants in NSW -Criminal Lawyers Sydney - George Sten and Co

When can the police conduct a search without a warrant?

The police can search a person without obtaining a warrant if they have reasonable grounds to believe that the person has in their possession: ·         a dangerous weapon ·         illicit drugs...
July 24, 2016

How is intent determined in relation to arson?

Neasey J in Gardenal-Williams v The Queen looked to Kenny’s Outlines of Criminal Law in relation to intent, with his Honour citing the following passage: “For if a man mischievously tries to burn some...
July 24, 2016

How is prostitution defined under Australian law?

Perhaps the easiest definition of prostitution is sexual services in exchange for money, but what fun would leaving the definition on that note be? Instead we can look to the more refined comments of ...
July 24, 2016

What is meant by beyond reasonable doubt in criminal law?

We can start with by looking to s 141 of the Evidence Act 1995 (Cth) where the criminal standard of proof is as follows: (1) In a criminal proceeding, the court is not to find the case of the prosecution...
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