In WA, a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.05% or higher is illegal. Various research shows a BAC of 0.05% doubles the risk of being involved in a traffic crash when compared to a person who has not been drinking at all. Police have the power to stop any driver and conduct alcohol and drug-related…
If you are in custody on a Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) charge, you must understand that you face serious accusations with significant sentencing. The following will help you understand the charges and navigate the criminal justice system in Western Australia.
There are several common myths and misconceptions regarding arrest warrants. Misunderstanding the facts regarding arrest warrants can lead to unnecessary anxiety and, in some cases, misguided actions based on false beliefs. Additionally, you may struggle to find facts as statutes can vary according to the state or territory.
In a system that presumes innocence until proven otherwise, criminal lawyers play a crucial role in the administration of justice. In defending an accused’s matter, they aim to uncover the truth in the face of opposition and, in doing so, protect the rights of innocent citizens. The presence of criminal lawyers ensures the legal system…
The Western Australian legal process for juveniles is multifaceted, to be sure. All members of the justice team who work with children must have a ‘child-focused’ mindset, and consider the harm the victim suffered. The child alleged offender’s age also plays an important role.
Cross-examination is an essential skill every lawyer needs to be successful. It is a vital method to extract the truth or place reasonable doubt in a case. Contrary to what many believe, attacking the enemy is not a goal of cross-examination.
Indecent assault is defined in Western Australia as unwanted touching, attempted touching, or threat to touch someone else’s body sexually without consent against an adult victim. Examples include kissing or inappropriately touching someone’s breasts, buttocks, or genitals. The goal is typically sexual arousal or gratification. However, failing to achieve the goal is insufficient to overlook…
Heading to trial can be a nerve-wracking experience for even the calmest and most composed among us. While nervousness can make you uncomfortable, it does not control your words or actions. Through the last decade, we have utilized several non-binding concepts that may be useful to self-represented litigants and lawyers themselves.
It is easy to mix up legal terms, especially when they appear to have similar meanings. However, knowing the difference between legal terms is helpful.
The law places limits on acceptable behaviour towards others, whether they are family members, acquaintances, or total strangers. A person who breaches a restraining order, whether interim or final, can expect consequences that are on par with criminal actions.