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Criminal Law

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A person may apply for an apprehended domestic violence order or an apprehended personal violence order if that person can show fear of physical violence, damage to property, harassment, intimidation or offensive behaviour or that person is being stalked.

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What are your rights if you are contacted by the Police and you are asked to attend a police station to give a statement in relation to allegations made against you? Can you refuse to provide a statement? 

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There are a number of types of offences which relate to consumption of alcohol. The most common are PCA and DUI offences. There are five separate PCA offences.

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Are you owed money? The Local Court has jurisdiction in money claims up to an amount of $100,000.00. Any claim in excess of this amount up to $750,000.00 must be commenced in the District Court. 

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There are a number of sentencing options available in criminal matters such as good behaviour bond, dismissal of charges and conditional discharge, conviction with no other penalty, deferral of sentencing for rehabilitation or participation in an intervention program and suspension of sentences.

Hannams Solicitors are your local family solicitors. We cover all areas of Sydney including the Northern Beaches, North Shore and the Hills District. Call us today to discuss your legal needs.

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