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      Daylight Robbery: Origin and Meaning

      The phrase ‘Daylight Robbery’ has been in the English lexicon for hundreds of years. But its origin is far removed from the meaning of the phrase today. What Does Daylight Robbery Mean? ‘Daylight Robbery’ is a figure of speech to describe an unfair trade that is so clear and obvious that you could have robbed […]

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      Bank Fined $1.3 Billion But No Jail for Executives: The Law, Defences & Penalties for Money Laundering

      In news that shocked the financial world, one of Australia’s largest banks – Westpac – has admitted that it breached money laundering and terrorism financing laws. The result? A whopping $1.3 billion fine. This is almost double the second largest fine of $730 million that was imposed on the Commonwealth Bank in 2018. However, despite it being […]

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      Driver Caught Snorting Substance Off Mobile Phone: The Law, Defences and Penalties for Drive Under Influence (DUI)

      Traffic cameras have captured a shocking image of a driver appearing to snort a substance off a mobile phone while driving. Driving Under the Influence of a Drug is ordinarily seen by the Courts as a serious offence. The seriousness of this offence would be significantly amplified if a driver is also using a mobile […]

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      Weird Laws: The Australian State Where it’s Illegal to Fly a Kite

      Imagine a lovely spring day. There’s a gentle breeze and you decide to head down to your local park to fly a kite. You’re running through the park, kite in hand. Suddenly, you hear someone yell out, “Hey, that kite’s annoying me!” You decide to pay it no mind. After all, you’re not doing anything […]

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      Female Police Officer Jailed After $2.6 Million: The Law, Defences and Penalties for Fraud

      In one of the most shocking cases of Police misconduct, police Sergeant Rosa Rossi recently became the first Victorian female police officer to be sentenced to jail. Rossi pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining six properties worth $2.6 million. The 57-year-old will spend the next two years and four months in custody before she is eligible […]

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      Weird Laws: Is it Illegal for Drivers to Splash Mud on People Waiting at a Bus Stop?

      Picture this: you’re waiting for the bus in the rain. Luckily, you’re keeping dry under an umbrella, or maybe the roof of the bus stop. The bus is arriving soon and you can’t wait to get on in your dry clothes. Next thing you know a car whizzes past. The vehicle’s tyres roll into a […]

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      Woman Killed by Disqualified Driver: The Law, Defences and Penalties for Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death

      Police have charged 32-year-old Wilbert Gabrielle Guevara with Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death, amongst other charges after he collided with 27-year-old Maria Alejandra Landazabal Contreras who was waiting at a red light. She was riding a scooter and tragically lost her life at Liverpool Hospital a few hours after the incident. Significantly, Mr Guevara was disqualified […]

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      Statistics for Assault Police Revealed: The Law, Defences and Penalties for Assault Police

      The number of Assault Police offences have been revealed at a NSW parliamentary inquiry. In what should be positive news, the rates of alcohol-fuelled assaults against officers have declined, while the overall rate of violence against Police officers has remained steady. However, some are still calling for greater powers for Police. This is despite countless […]

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      Astor Legal Announces New Principal Lawyer Avinash Singh

      We are pleased to announce that the team at Astor Legal is now led by Mr Avinash Singh. Mr Singh is an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law. He brings a wealth of experience to the firm and to your matter. Before becoming the Principal Lawyer at Astor Legal, Avinash appeared for some of Australia’s most […]

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      Legal Lingo – What Does It All Mean?
      Posted By , on July 3, 2020

      Going to court and having to hire a lawyer can be stressful enough so the last thing you want is your lawyer speaking to you in another language with all their legal lingo!

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