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So, should you talk to the police?

We look at the right to silence under Western Australian law and how you should deal with questions from the police. It is a question people often ask. So, should you talk to the police? The answer, according to experienced Perth criminal lawyer Max Crispe, is ...
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Tougher sentencing laws not a good idea

Tougher sentencing laws not a good idea

Tougher sentencing laws, as proposed in Victoria by Opposition Leader Matthew Guy, are not a good idea according to seasoned criminal lawyers. Guy is proposing a "two strikes" rule for repeat offenders, which would impose minimum mandatory sentences and take discretion away from sentencing judges ...
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The High Court has ruled that the Northern Territory's paperless arrest laws, which allow a person to be held by police without charge for a certain period, are constitutionally valid.

High Court rules that NT paperless arrest laws are valid

The High Court of Australia has upheld the validity of the Northern Territory's "paperless arrest" laws, after a constitutional challenge by the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency. The Agency had argued that the paperless arrest laws, contained within amendments to the Police Administration Act, violated the principle ...
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