• Mental Illness and Sentencing in New South Wales

    By Alexander Angel-Graham

    There are many ways in which mental health issues are taken into account in the criminal justice system. It may have some bearing on the proceedings and the way they are conducted, and it may also factor in if the matter proceeds to sentence. In relation to indictable matters, mental health issues may raise questions […]

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  • GUILTY PLEAS & DISCOUNT APPLIED

    By Alexander Angel-Graham

    If an early plea of guilty to an offence is entered, the offender is likely to receive a discount on sentence. The discount to the sentence is applied after the otherwise appropriate sentence has been determined.[1]

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  • What is assault?

    By Alexander Angel-Graham

    An assault occurs when a person either physically interferes with another person or makes another person reasonably think that they will be interfered with. There are many different charges for different types of assault, each applying to different degrees of seriousness. You can even be charged with an assault if you act recklessly where you […]

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