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What You Can Expect from the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are faced with criminal charges, the experience can be frightening and stressful. Initially, you may have no idea what the future holds or how to counter these charges, which is where a criminal defense lawyer comes into the equation. Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney will help you navigate your case and strengthen […]

Criminal Defense Lawyers Explain “Entrapment” Laws

Entrapment is a defense to criminal charges on the basis that the defendant only committed the crime because of harassment or coercion by a government official. Without such coercion, the crime would never have been committed. Entrapment can be a difficult defense to assert because it requires the defendant to establish that the idea and […]

In the Legal Term Nolle Prosequi, What Does Nolle Mean?

First, nolle prosequi is a Latin term that is almost exclusively used in the criminal justice system. Loosely defined, it means to decline to prosecute. So, nolle prosequi refers to a prosecutorial decision to no longer prosecute or to decline the prosecution of a pending criminal case. A tiny number of states have a procedure […]

What Happens at an Arraignment and Why? Is It Like Trial?

Arraignment is the process when a person accused of an offence is read the charge/s (the indictment) and asked to formally enter a plea, either of guilty or not guilty, to each matter charged. Arraignments in New South Wales are governed by the Criminal Procedure Act 1983. When Does An Arraignment Take Place? Arraignment only […]

HOW MUCH DO LAWYERS MAKE IN AUSTRALIA?

Lawyers include solicitors, barristers, Magistrates and Judges in Australia. How much do lawyers earn or how much do lawyers make in Australia? Below is a table outlining the average income of solicitors, Magistrates and Judges based on gender. Average income for 2017/18 financial year- Judges, Magistrates and solicitors Occupation Female Male Judge $380,009 $410,778 Magistrate […]

Guns in Australia — Firearms, gun law and gun control

Guiding gun control legislation in Australia includes the National Firearms Agreement (NFA) of 1996149 and 2017,150 the National Firearms Trafficking Policy Agreement (NFTPA) 2002,151 the National Handgun Agreement (NHA) 2002,152 and the Firearms Acts and Regulations of each State and Territory153 In Australia, only licensed gun owners may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm […]