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Changes to Guilty Plea Discounts

From 2 November 2020 changes have been made to the discounts available through the recently passed Statutes Amendments (Sentencing) Act 2020, which commenced on 2 November 2020....

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Gel Blasters are now considered a firearm under South Australia law

Recent new laws have taken effect in South Australia on the 8th of October 2020 that mean Gel Blasters are now regulated in the same way as paintball guns and firearms.

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Do past criminal convictions remain on your history forever?

If you have been convicted of a criminal offence then you know that the conviction will be disclosed on your criminal record. However, you may not be aware that certain adult...

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Successfully defending an intervention order

An intervention order is an order made by a Court restraining the defendant from having certain types of contact with the person protected by the order. Andersons Solicitors have...

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What is online payment fraud and how does it happen?

Fraud is always a possibility in online transactions. Over the past six months, there has been an increase in the sophistication of such fraud. We have had a number of clients who...

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Laws for cyclists in South Australia

Setting the record straight on South Australia’s bike laws

Since 2012 cyclists have accounted for 4% of fatalities and 9% of serious injuries on South Australian roads. A total of 21 cyclists have been killed on our roads in that time,...

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How can the court assess the damage to my reputation when I’ve been defamed on social media?

Since the advent of the digital world, defamatory material can be republished, reposted and retweeted within seconds and to millions. As a result, it can be almost impossible to...

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What powers of arrest do the police have?

The importance of professional policing in our society cannot be underestimated. Police are there in times of personal or community emergencies. They help us travel safely on our...

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Senate Inquiry into Cyberbullying Laws in Australia Underway

Ensuring that the criminal justice system provides adequate laws to combat bullying and cyberbullying is especially important in the current age. Following the tragic suicide...

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