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The Legal Consequences of Unintentional Killing

The Legal Consequences of Unintentional Killing

The killing of one person by another, whether intentional or otherwise, is dealt with very seriously by the Courts. Of course, where a person (without a lawful excuse) intentionally kills another person, this amounts to common law murder, which is the most serious...

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The Impact of Having a Criminal Record as a Non-Citizen

The Impact of Having a Criminal Record as a Non-Citizen

Non-citizens in Australia, including permanent residents, risk deportation if they commit offences that result in a term of imprisonment. Under the Migration Act, the Minister for Immigration or their delegate is empowered to deport non-citizens with a criminal record...

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Understanding the Legal Implications of Criminal Damage

Understanding the Legal Implications of Criminal Damage

The term ‘Criminal Damage’ encompasses an array of property damage related offences. Under Victorian Law, these offences can have serious implications, including imprisonment. Foremost, in Victoria criminal damage and related offences are outlawed pursuant to Division...

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Your Property Has Been Restrained – What next?

Your Property Has Been Restrained – What next?

One often unexpected consequence of pleading guilty to certain types of criminal offending is that property in which the offender has an equitable interest (ownership) can be restrained for a number of purposes. This can happen at any time during the proceedings, but...

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