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CRIMINAL OFFENCES

CRIMINAL OFFENCES
AFFRAY &
PUBLIC DISORDER
Misbehaving in public can land you with a serious criminal charge. There are times when these situations are unavoidable but then you are facing prosecution for a criminal offence that could find you serving a term of imprisonment. Check out this page for more information about the offence of affray and riot...
ANIMAL OFFENCES
Like us, animals are the victims of offences, usually in forms of cruelty arising from deliberate or reckless conduct, or negligence. Animal offencs are prosecuted under the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 (NSW). Penalties range from heavy fines to terms of imprisonment. Check out this page for more information...
APPREHENDED VIOLENCE ORDERS
Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs) are civil orders and usually flow from a person being charged with a serious offence of violence. AVOs can also be applied for without criminal proceedings, by police who consider the AVO is necessary to protect the safety of a person, or the person themselves. Check out this page for more information about AVOs...
ASSAULT
There are many different types of assaults in NSW. An assault is basically interfering with the comfort and safety of another person without their consent and without a lawful excuse. Check out this page for more information about the different types of assaults prosecuted in NSW...
BREAK, ENTER & STEAL OFFENCES
Serious crimes of breaking and entering someone's home or shop to steal their property or commit a further offence attract heavy penalties. The Crimes Act 1900 provides a few different offences of this nature. Check out this page for more information...
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 
Domestic violence is a growing issue in our community. For that reason,  "domestic-violence related" offences, such as common assault, indecent assault, or malicious damage to property, are treated seriously. Domestic violence offences are also becoming more common because of false allegations being made. Check out this page for more information...
DRUG OFFENCES
Drug offences range from possession to importation. The seriousness of the offence comes down to the type of drug, quantity of the drug and the level of planning. Drug offences can be prosecuted under the Criminal Code Act 1995, Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 and the Poisons and Therapeutics Goods Act 1966. Check out this page for more information...
FIREARMS & PROHIBITED WEAPONS
In Australia, we have strict rules and regulations governing the use of firearms and weapons. If you are caught possessing firearms, weapons and ammunition without meeting the requirements, you could be committing an offence. Check out this page for more information...
FRAUD & CYBERCRIME
White collar crime and fraud may not involve violence, but they are still treated seriously in the criminal justice system. The law recognises how easy it is becoming for people to take advantage of others and businesses through the Internet and other technologies. Consequently, such offences carry heavy penalties, including imprisonment. Check out this page for more information...
INTIMIDATION
& HARASSMENT
Offences of intimidation, stalking and harassment can be prosecuted under the Crimes (Domestic & Personal) Violence Act 2007 (NSW), the Criminal Code 1995 (Cth), and the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW). Each offence can be distinguished by its unique elements, but all recognise the importance of everyone's right to feel safe. Check out this page for more information...
JUDICIAL OFFENCES
Judicial offences include conduct directed at interfering with the administration of justice, judicial officers, jurors and witnesses. This category of offending includes perjury, bribery and contempt of court. Persons who engage in this behaviour are vigorously prosecuted in the interests of protecting the integrity of our justice system. Check out this page for more information...
MALICIOUS DAMAGE
The offence of malicious damage to property, now known as intentionally or recklessly destroy/damage property, involves just what the name of the offence describes i.e. destroying or damaging property belonging to another person. It is a common offence that occurs in both private and public situations, and often requires the offender to make reparation. Check out this page for more information...
MURDER & MANSLAUGHTER
The offences or murder and manslaughter are the most heinous crimes prosecuted under s 18 of the Crimes Act 1900. A person who is guilty of either of these offences, can face a sentence of up to a lifetime in prison. Check out this page for more information...
ROBBERY & STEAL FROM PERSON
Robbery involves the unlawful taking of another person's property by force, by using the threat of force or by putting the victim in fear. The offence carries elements of both stealing and violence. This is a very serious offence that is dealt with on indictment in the District Court. Check out this page for more information...
SEXUAL OFFENCES
Offences of sexual intercourse without consent, indecent assault (now called sexual touching), and possessing child pornography are such some of the offences recognised as sexual offences in NSW. This class of offences is treated seriously by the community and the courts, thereby attracting penalties of imprisonment. Check out this page for more information...
STEALING & SHOPLIFTING
Stealing is the act of taking property from another with the intention of permanently depriving them of that property. The owner of the property did not give their consent to the taking and you must not have a claim of right. Stealing offences include larceny, extortion, embezzling, theft or robbery. These offences are classified according to how, and what was stolen. Check out this page for more information...
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