Zoe Whetham

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What is a Serious Indictable Offence?

A ‘Serious Indictable Offence’ is an indictable offence that carries a maximum penalty of more than 5 years imprisonment. Indictable offences are criminal charges that can be prosecuted on indictment. In other words, a judge can hear these charges in the District or Supreme Court. However, a higher court will not always hear serious indictable …

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What is a cannabis caution?

The cannabis caution scheme operates in NSW. As a result, you can receive a caution from police instead of being charged with drug possession. Police can issue a person up to two cautions. The first caution will come with a notice which aims to provide education about the effects of cannabis use. The second notice …

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