News and Insights

15 / 9 / 2021

How the NSW Children’s Court does justice differently

Navigating a criminal charge can be difficult at the best of times and is even more daunting when you are under 18 years of age.

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8 / 9 / 2021

ACT Women’s Pro Bono Parole Program

The Hugo Law Group ACT Women’s Pro-Bono Parole Program provides free legal advice and representation to all female detainees inside the Alexander Maconochie Centre in relation to their parole applications.

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6 / 9 / 2021

Pill Testing: the results are in

Facing stiff resistance almost nationwide, pill testing trials offered in the ACT may be finally helping pierce the many stigmas associated with the practice. Possessing a small amount of drugs is often thought of as a minor offence but it can still potentially see a sentence of up to two years imprisonment. It might seem counterintuitive then to offer to test these drugs to ensure they are safe to take.

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3 / 9 / 2021

Criminal Cartels, Markers and Immunity

A criminal cartel occurs when individuals and/or businesses enter into an agreement.

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9 / 8 / 2021

Speeding Offences in NSW

Speeding is one of the most common types of traffic offences in NSW. If you’ve been caught speeding, a range of different penalties can apply, from fines and demerit points to licence suspension.

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8 / 8 / 2021

The Limits of Canberra’s cannabis legislation

In a first for Australia, the ACT has become the country’s only jurisdiction to legalise low-level personal cannabis possession and cultivation. Before getting too excited or outraged, depending on your stance on this, it is important to understand the limited scope of these changes.

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2 / 8 / 2021

The new section 32: Mental Health applications under section 12

Criminal proceedings concerning a client who is mentally or cognitively impaired can be challenging for all parties involved, particularly when a person is charged with serious offences.

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