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I lied to Police and said my partner hit me. Will I go to Prison?

Falsely claiming you were assaulted in a domestic relationship or giving a statement and “taking it back” later is a serious matter and you can be charged. Legally we refer to false claims or statements such as the above as “public mischief”. But I took what I said back! He wasn’t charged and I didn’t […]

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Intoxication as defence – “But I was drunk?”

The expression of “liquid courage” is something that is often heard by criminal lawyers. It is heard when people find themselves in difficult situations because they had been out drinking. It is widely accepted that being intoxicated is not a defence to committing a crim. However, where people are charged with what’s known as an

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What to do when you’re served with an AVO?

Being served with an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) is both confronting and intimidating. First and foremost, it is important for any defendant to seek legal advice. Each persons set of circumstances is unique and an AVO can effect many aspects of a persons life. This can include employment, travel and in some cases can cause

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