Ignition Interlock Systems In the battle to keep intoxicated drivers off of the road, many techniques have been tried. Public service announcement campaigns¸ traffic offender intervention programs, loss of driving privileges and in extreme cases ful...

What is a Section 10 dismissal? In New South Wales, if a person pleads guilty or is found guilty, they can request that the Court deal with the matter by way of section 10.A section 10 is where the court finds the offence proven however dismiss ...
Committal Hearing

A committal hearing is a process in which a Magistrate determines whether there is enough evidence from the prosecution for your case to go to trial. According to the Criminal Procedure Act 1986 (NSW) (the Act), if the evidence available cannot satis...
Arraignment in NSW Court

The judicial system runs on strict procedures; and so, understanding what happens and when it takes place reduces the confusion that most people feel when appearing before the courts for the first time. Arraignment is one of the processes that an ind...

The New South Wales Ombudsman initiated a review into the authority of Police to enforce Firearms Prohibition Orders.Most believe that the reason for this is due to the significant public concern of late, about the escalation of violent crimes in...