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When NSW Police receive a complaint or information about an offence, they will usually start their investigations. During their investigations police will decide on whether there is enough evidence to lay charges against an accused person. Police will also identify the time and type of the alleged offence. In NSW criminal offences are usually divided […]

If you have an unregistered or unwanted firearm or prohibited weapon, this is an opportunity to surrender it without any penalty. The Australian Government has partnered with Crime Stoppers Australia to implement a permanent national firearms amnesty, which will take effect on July 1, 2021, to keep Australians safe while allowing individuals with a legitimate […]

Possessing a knife in a public place or school is a crime under section 11C of the Summary Offences Act 1988 which carries a maximum penalty of 2 years in prison and/or a fine of $2,200. To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant: 1. Possessed a knife, and […]

The criminal law in New South Wales contains a rage of offences which prohibits lighting fires without lawful authority. The offence of “causing a bushfire” is contained in section 203E of the Crimes Act 1900, which carries a maximum penalty of 21 years in prison. To establish an offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable […]

Supplying a prohibited plant is an offence under section 23(1) of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW) (‘the Act’). To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person: (a) cultivates, or knowingly takes part in the cultivation of, a prohibited plant, (b) supplies, or knowingly takes part […]

We will remember

Sunday, 29 September 2019 is the 30th anniversary of the National Police Remembrance Day. On this day we remember our blue and white heros who have lost their lives in their line of duty protecting their communities… protecting you, protecting me, protecting us. We remember them and their families everyday, however National Police Remembrance Day […]