Category - Criminal Law
The Criminal Procedure Act 1921 (CP Act) divides criminal offences in South Australia into the following classes:
Minor indictable offences.
Major indictable offences.
The classification of offences is important because different rules and processes govern different types of offences. In this blog we explore...
If you’re a registered teacher who is under police investigation, or if you have been charged with or convicted of a criminal offence, you may have an obligation to report.
In South Australia, section 24(2) of the Teachers Registration and Standards Act 2004, states that every teacher’s registration must have attached...
Engaging a criminal lawyer may seem unnecessary if you have not yet been arrested and charged, or summonsed to appear at Court.
However, if you do not understand your rights and obligations as a suspect or defendant, there is a real risk of creating trouble for yourself in the long run.
Here are three important reasons to consider...
When police execute search warrants, it is common practice for occupier's consent to be sought in lieu of executing the warrant. The practice of seeking and obtaining occupier's consent is permitted and indeed endorsed by section 30 of the Criminal Investigation Act 2006 (CIA). If an occupier does provide their consent, then...
Getting caught on the wrong side of the law can be a very different, harsher experience as an adult compared to a minor.
After feeding the South Australian public for years on a strict rhetorical diet of being “tough on crime”, it’s no wonder the State Government is struggling to sell home detention as a palatable sentencing option, writes TGB managing partner Morry Bailes for InDaily.
Read the full article here.
Criminal lawyer Samuel Joyce has produced an extensive guide including the investigation stage, bail and pre-trial procedure (indictable offence).
With the birth of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) investigating conduct of public and government officials, the offence of Abuse of Public Office is seeing an renaissance in South Australia, writes TGB's Samuel Joyce.
While its fun to get caught up in the Pokemon Go whirlwind, you should be aware of the risks that could put you on the wrong side of the law!