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Category Archives: Criminal Law

Drink driving in Australia has more serious consequences than you think!

Drink driving is a serious traffic violation in Australia and is considered a crime. If convicted, the driver will face severe penalties, including: Immediate suspension: During the suspension period, the driver will be unable to drive any vehicle, including cars, trucks, and motorcycles. The suspension period is typically one year, but it may be longer if […]

Received Drugs in a Friend’s Package! Does Ignorance Clear You?

When dealing with serious criminal cases like drug offence, many believe that reasons such as “I didn’t know,” “I was just helping,” or “I was just working” can serve as a shield in their defense. But is this really the case? Firstly, it must be clarified that when faced with accusations, the court will pose […]

Responding to Police Investigation Requests: How to Protect Yourself!

We might encounter situations where the police request our assistance in an investigation. How should we respond to both cooperate with the investigation and not harm our own legal rights? Police Request Your Assistance for Investigation? When the police contact you, they might indicate that they need your help with an investigation. In this case, […]

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 […]

Police search without reason? Know your rights!

In Australia, police have the power to search the public, but this power is limited. Under Australian law, police can only search in the following three situations: You consent to the search. The police have a search warrant. The police have reasonable grounds to suspect that you are carrying drugs. If the police ask to […]

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 child. […]