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Child Protection Register NSW

If you are convicted of a prescribed sexual offence, you may also become a registrable person on the Child Protection Register. As a result, you will be required to report certain information for a number of years. If you breach the conditions of the register, you will be committing a criminal offence. Read our article …

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What does ‘circumstances of aggravation’ mean?

The phrase ‘in circumstances of aggravation’ often appears on a Court Attendance Notice. For example, “sexual intercourse without consent, in circumstances of aggravation” or ‘dangerous driving occasioning death, in circumstances of aggravation‘. Circumstances of Aggravation Definition Put simply, the use of this phrase means that the offence occurred in particular circumstances that make the offending …

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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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