NSW Police Powers: On-The-Spot Fines at Australia Day Music Festivals

NSW Police were given new powers to issue $400 on-the-spot fines to people caught with drugs at music festivals over the Australia Day long weekend. In what appears to be a step closer towards a police state, 47 people were slapped with the $400 fines across two music festivals: Electric Garden and Hardcore Til I Read more about NSW Police Powers: On-The-Spot Fines at Australia Day Music Festivals[…]

LEPRA and Arrest Without Warrant After The Robinson Case

Can what you say be admissible as evidence if you are unlawfully arrested? A recent case may have an impact here. First of all, let’s examine the powers of arrest which are granted by LEPRA (Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act) in NSW. What is LEPRA? LEPRA is the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act. Arrest Read more about LEPRA and Arrest Without Warrant After The Robinson Case[…]

Unlawful Arrest: Police Decides to Charge After Arrest

If you are arrested and then make admissions during this arrest which is then deemed to be unlawful, the evidence you have already given can be readily excluded at the court’s discretion. This is what effectively happened in the radical case of Robinson which was handed down by the NSW Court of Appeal on the Read more about Unlawful Arrest: Police Decides to Charge After Arrest[…]

New Test for Police Negligence

Robinson (Appellant) v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police (Respondent) [2018] UKSC 4 Facts: A plainclothes police officer DS Willan, spotted a Mr. Williams apparently dealing drugs. DS Willan called for back up and three other plainclothes officers soon joined him. Mr Williams entered a shop. They planned to ambush the suspect when he left Read more about New Test for Police Negligence[…]

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