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Police and crime
Do you have to go to court? Have you been the victim of a crime? Find information about police powers, and how to defend yourself when charged with a crime.
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Find information about driving offences including pleading guilty or not guilty, defences, going to court, losing your licence, appeals and criminal records.
This chapter covers Australia's legal system including common, statute, criminal and civil law, courts and tribunals, time limits, appeals, legal documents, and legal research.
This chapter of the Law handbook gives an overview of driving and traffic law, including information on licences, penalties, drink driving, and dangerous driving.
This chapter of the Law handbook deals with criminal law, including types of crime, examples of crimes such as assault, homicide, and stealing, arrest, interrogation and bail, and the court process.
A practical guide to defending a criminal charge in court which covers areas including arrest and questioning, bail, lawyers and self-representation, and court procedure.
Find information about restitution, including what it is, who has to pay, and the payment process.
Find information about drink driving penalties and how to write a character reference.
A website by National Legal Aid for people affected by domestic and family violence.
Information for women and girls who have been sexually assaulted, including the meaning of sexual assault, getting medical help and counselling, reporting to the police, and the legal process.
NSW legislation dealing with domestic violence and apprehended violence orders (AVOs).
Looking for more? The State Library has a wealth of legal information in its collections. Try searching our various resources to find more.