Here at Lawson Legal, we support the initiative to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility in Australia to 14 years of age.
Our clients frequently wonder about their rights to privacy, and their right to refuse entry and searches by police officers.
The team at Lawson Legal aspire to be experts in the field of military law. If you are in need a military lawyer or think you may have a legal issue, it is best to seek advice from professionals who know your rights and understand the military justice system.
It is becoming more and more common as part of an investigation (particularly in relation to sexual assault allegations) for police to conduct pretext telephone calls with accused persons. The complainant initiates a phone call (that is recorded) at a police station, in an endeavour to elicit admissions from the suspect or accused person.
Finding yourself charged with any number of criminal offences can be unnerving, to say the least. This is a time when even the most level-headed and savvy individuals may feel completely in over their heads. Regardless of the charges, you should not attempt to forego legal representation; you need a qualified criminal lawyer.
On frequent occasions, an accused person may have a change of mind about pleading guilty and wish to change their plea to not guilty...