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      Criminal Lawyer Explains Why Jury Was Discharged in Jarryd Hayne’s Sexual Assault Trial

      Former rugby league star Jarryd Hayne is no closer to ending his sexual assault saga after a Newcastle jury failed to reach a majority verdict. This comes just a week after another jury were unable to come to a decision in relation to similar charges against NRL player Jack de Belin. 32-year-old Hayne has been […]

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      Former Bachelor Australia Contestant Receives No Jail for Drug Supply Charges

      A former contestant on The Bachelor has narrowly avoided a jail sentence after pleading guilty to drug supply charges. Georgia Tripos fronted Victoria’s County Court in relation to charges of supplying cocaine and ethylpentylone as well as knowingly deal with proceeds of crime. Police caught onto the 29-year-old after an acquaintance of hers was captured […]

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      Police take out Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) for Television Star

      A famed Australian television actress has had NSW Police take out a provisional apprehended violence order (AVO) for her protection against her partner. Former Neighbours star Jodi Gordon had Police attend her exclusive Double Bay apartment to investigate a domestic violence allegation involving her boyfriend Sebastian Blackler. Mr Blackler is currently subject to restrictions on […]

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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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      Is Drink Driving Really a Criminal Offence?
      Posted By , on July 2, 2020

      A question we hear all. the. time. as criminal and traffic lawyers is: “Is drink driving a criminal offence?” Then: “It’s just a traffic offence. Not anything serious…” Drink driving offences aren’t just traffic offences. Drink driving offences are serious and prevalent criminal offence offences. Magistrates are getting tougher and tougher on drink drivers who […]

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      NSW Police Body Worn Video Cameras: When, Where, Why?
      Posted By , on July 1, 2020

      In 2018 the NSW State Government officially rolled out the use of body worn video (BWV) cameras across NSW by members of the NSW Police Force. This means that police officers can now legally use BWV to record their interactions with members of the public, in both private and public locations. But what exactly is […]

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      A Quarantine Special: The Best of Crime on Netflix

      One of the most crucial measures during this COVID-19 crisis is social distancing and self-isolating. Avoiding crowded areas and choosing to stay home can help to stem the spread of this virus and helps to protect the more vulnerable and immunocompromised members of our community. It might just be for 14 days, or it might […]

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      Criminal & traffic lawyers open during Covid-19
      Posted By , on March 27, 2020

      If you need a criminal & traffic lawyer during the Covid-19 Pandemic Astor Legal is available to assist. NSW Police will still be out there which means you may still find yourself issued with a penalty notice or charged with a criminal offence. The first step is to contact us via email or phone. Depending […]

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      Smart Start Interlock at Astor Legal Parramatta
      Smart Start interlock at Astor Legal Parramatta
      Posted By , on March 12, 2020

      If you’ve been charged with a drink driving offence its likely that you’ll end up having to fit an interlock device to your car. Thanks to Smart Start Interlocks we now have a demonstration interlock device in our Parramatta office. Clients facing drink driving charges can actually see and hold the device that may end […]

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