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Criminal law is a complex field that often leads to numerous misconceptions, especially for those who are not well-versed in its intricacies. Whether it’s television dramas, sensational news stories, or casual conversations, myths about criminal law can be pervasive, to say the least. As a...

When someone accuses a defendant of a crime, they may need the help of a criminal lawyer. These professionals defend them in court and aim to secure the most favourable outcome, given the circumstances of the case.  This post explains what criminal lawyers are, what they...

A 5 year-long legal battle ended in a US juvenile court this week when, following the dismissal of her unsuccessful appeal,  Michelle Carter was finally sentenced for her role in convincing her boyfriend Conrad Roy III to kill himself.  At the time of the offence,...

Six festival drug deaths in five months. It has become a sombre and predictable routine: a young, exuberant person attends a music festival where they die of a drug overdose. The family and community plead for pill testing, the pleadings are summarily rejected, and we wait...

You’ve felt it yourself … on the bus or in a queue – that extremely uncomfortable feeling one gets when sending a text or email while a creepy stranger peeks over your shoulder. It’s an unfortunate fact that, in our increasingly Orwellian world, that feeling should...