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Case Study – Child Pornography offences

OVERVIEW AND SUMMARY Will a conviction be recorded? Given that for the State version of this offence the maximum penalty is 14 years imprisonment, and that the vast majority of offenders who are convicted of this type of offending receive a period of actual...

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Causing Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH)

Even a single punch can cause grievous bodily harm and being charged with that offence is very serious indeed. The attached statistics demonstrate that actual imprisonment is by far the most likely penalty, with 88% of those convicted of it receiving full time prison....

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Unlawful Wounding

This charge is very serious indeed. So serious that in Queensland it can only be dealt with by a District Court.  Those courts have stated that if you are charged with wounding, a range of 18 months to 2 years imprisonment is appropriate. Matters which aggravate...

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Industrial Relations and Anti-Discrimination Claims

The workplace is certainly not immune to allegations of unwanted conduct giving rise to crippling claims for compensation.  Mark Savic Legal has noted with concern the spike in sexual harassment and/or discrimination-based cases over the last 3 or 4 years. ...

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Murder Charge

The following cannot be stressed enough. If you have been charged with murder you must have a highly competent criminal lawyer on your case from the moment you are charged.  Mistakes made by less competent legal representation in the early stages of a...

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