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Category Archives: Criminal Law

Required to appear in court for speeding? Skipping can have varied consequences!

In Australia, speeding is one of the most common traffic violations. Under the laws of Victoria, if a person speeds by 10 kilometers, they are usually issued an Infringement Notice by the police. The fine typically results in a monetary penalty and demerit points. As long as you pay within the specified date, the issue […]

Got a Speeding Ticket? Is Everything Okay once the Fine is Paid?

Normal speeding fines usually come with a fine, which can be resolved by paying it on time. However, in some cases, speeding may require you to go to court, or even have a criminal record! Under what circumstances will you be automatically convicted of speeding? In Victoria, certain serious offenses, such as severe speeding (exceeding […]

Innocently Caught with Drugs? You may be charged with drug trafficking for one reason!

Even if you are not using drugs, being found with drugs on your person is very likely to be charged by the police. After being charged, several factors need to be established by the police: You are aware that there are drugs on your person. You have control over these drugs. However, the specific charge […]

Refuse a breath test? You will be prosecuted!

In Australia, police have the right to request a breath test from you. If you are in Australia and are asked to provide a breath test by police, you should comply immediately. Refusing a breath test could result in serious consequences, including fines, license suspension, a criminal record, and even imprisonment. If you are found […]

Friend drives your car illegally? You could be liable!

Generally speaking, if a friend drives your car illegally, the owner of the car is usually not legally liable. This is because the driver is considered the party to the illegal act, not the owner, when being prosecuted by the police. However, if the owner knows that the driver has dangerous driving behavior, and still […]

Family violence charges don’t automatically mean lost custody. The court cares about one factor !

In Australia, a domestic violence abuser does not necessarily lose custody of their children after a divorce. According to Australian law, the court will consider the best interests of the child when making a custody decision. Domestic violence, such as a husband abusing his wife or children, is never in the best interests of a […]

The one condition you need to meet to get a divorce in Australia

Many people think that you need a good reason to get a divorce, such as hiring a private investigator or proving that you are incompatible with your spouse. However, under Australian law, you do not need a good reason to file for divorce. In fact, the judge will only consider one thing: whether the marriage […]

Being Verbally Threatened? These 2 Pieces of Evidence Could Save You!

What is verbal assault? Verbal assault refers to using language to threaten or intimidate others. It is a form of abuse that can cause both physical and psychological harm to the victim. If you are experiencing verbal assault, it is essential to take steps to protect yourself. How to prove verbal assault? Proving verbal assault […]

Two things you must do if you are innocently caught with drugs by the police!

If you are innocently caught with drugs by the police, you should remain silent and request a lawyer. You should not say anything until your lawyer arrives. Here are some things to do when questioned by the police: Remain silent: You have the right to remain silent, and you should not say anything until your […]