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On the spot fines for drug possession this Australia Day long weekend

By |2019-02-01T09:51:01+10:00January 25th, 2019|Crime, DTL Blog|

The NSW Police Force will be able to issue on-the-spot fines of $400 for drug possession at three music festivals being held in Sydney over the Australia Day long weekend. There are three music festivals across the Australia Day long weekend - Electric Gardens at Centennial Park, and Hardcore Til [...]

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Another win for the DTL criminal law team

By |2018-09-11T16:34:43+10:00September 11th, 2018|Crime|

DTL is celebrating another win in the criminal courts after our client successfully defended 7 of 8 serious assault charges following a hearing the Children's Court of NSW and an appeal in the District Court of NSW. The Department of the Office of Public Prosecutions brought the charges following a [...]

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Jaywalking operations in Sydney are becoming more popular

By |2018-09-10T15:34:07+10:00August 29th, 2018|Crime, DTL Blog|

Streetwalking (CC2.0CC) Ggiuseppemilo Jaywalking operations in Sydney are becoming more popular. At the time of writing this article the general rule is you're not jaywalking if you cross within 20 metres of a pedestrian crossing when the lights show green. But there are lots of other rules you should [...]

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Criminal records and section 10s

By |2018-09-10T15:34:31+10:00July 12th, 2018|Crime, DTL Blog|

In NSW many people appearing in the Local Court for a minor offence (such as drug possession, low range drink driving, drug driving etc) will ask their lawyer to obtain a "section 10 dismissal". What they are referring to is section 10 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 which [...]

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Drug searches and police powers during events and festivals

By |2018-09-10T15:33:39+10:00February 22nd, 2018|Crime, DTL Blog|

"jhderojas" There is an important message we want to get out to our clients, family and friends. That message is that you have legal rights when you deal with police officers and we are the lawyers who a large portion of the community comes to for legal representation [...]

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