Criminal Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Ben Aulich & Associates Ben Aulich & Associates

25.09.15

Lawyer accuses police of ‘unlawful home invasion’, illegal detention of woman

Police have been accused of conducting an “unlawful home invasion” and illegally detaining a Canberra woman twice in one day. The allegations were aired during evidence in a common assault case in the ACT Magistrates…

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By Ben Aulich & Associates Ben Aulich & Associates

20.09.15

Lawyers warn on effectiveness of alcohol interlocks fitted to Canberra cars

Lawyers say high costs and mandatory delays are hampering the effectiveness of the ACT’s new alcohol interlock scheme, which has been used by more than 80 drink drivers in the past 14 months….

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Criminal Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Ben Aulich & Associates Ben Aulich & Associates

11.08.15

Jessica Vogel: An unfortunate problem with our drink-driving legislation

Drivers on Canberra’s road who are involved in accidents, and attend a hospital for treatment, whether immediately after the accident or within the six hours following, can be charged and found guilty of…

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Criminal Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Ben Aulich & Associates Ben Aulich & Associates

19.07.15

Urine test fail for man facing drug importing sentence

A Canberra man who pleaded guilty to importing a commercial quantity of drugs to his front door has admitted taking a banned drug weeks before being sentenced. The solicitor for Christopher Walter Thorn, 38,…

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Criminal Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Ben Aulich & Associates Ben Aulich & Associates

16.07.15

‘Defective’ attempt to suppress names of kangaroo cullers

The ACT government is trying to suppress the identities of kangaroo cull workers after they were mistakenly leaked to an animal rights activist earlier this month. But a magistrate has told them their…

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Criminal Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Ben Aulich & Associates Ben Aulich & Associates

12.07.15

Identity of kangaroo shooter handed to cull activists

The identity of a kangaroo shooter has been accidentally handed to an anti-cull activist, breaching the usual government secrecy designed to keep them safe. The names of the contracted professional shooters are often…

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Criminal Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Ben Aulich & Associates Ben Aulich & Associates

12.07.15

Independent Overseer for DPP

It is a sad fact but our DPP is in desperate need of an independent watchdog to review its decisions. Time and time again the ACT DPP is running matters that have little…

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Criminal Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Ben Aulich & Associates Ben Aulich & Associates

12.07.15

Man was charged over whistle, speakers near kangaroo cull site

An activist who allegedly blew a whistle near the site of the kangaroo cull has been charged with hindering the leader of the annual shooting operation. Police have alleged that protester Christiaan Klootwijk, 70, repeatedly blew his…

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By Ben Aulich & Associates Ben Aulich & Associates

28.06.15

Former Catholic priest Edward Evans found not guilty of molesting a young girl

A jury has found former Catholic priest Father Edward Evans, 85,  not guilty of molesting a young girl in the kitchen of his Braddon home in the 1990s. The verdict was delivered before…

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Criminal Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Ben Aulich & Associates Ben Aulich & Associates

14.05.15

Man pleads guilty to importing commercial quantity of drugs to front door

A Canberra man has pleaded guilty to importing a commercial quantity of drugs to his front door. Christopher Walter Thorn, 39, opened his door to what he thought was a delivery man on 15…

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