Criminal

Bail in the Covid-19 era

Bail in the Covid-19 era

Criminal law in the COVID-19 era has experienced rapid changes and the jurisdiction surrounding Bail is no exception. At Frichot Lawyers, we want to keep you informed about how these changes could impact Bail arrangements for you, or your family and friends. What does...

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The seven top reasons not to speak to police

The seven top reasons not to speak to police

You can take it from us. The knowledgeable criminal law team at Frichot Lawyers want to keep you informed about why, in our experience, talking to the police might not always help you. These are some of the reasons why you may want to think twice: You simply don’t...

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Judge alone trials

Judge alone trials

All jurisdictions in Australia with the exception of Victoria, Tasmania and the Northern Territory currently provide for criminal trials by judge alone under certain circumstances.  Under what circumstances can you have a trial before a Judge alone? Most criminal...

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A Criminal Defence Lawyer’s Guide to WA Drug Offences

A Criminal Defence Lawyer’s Guide to WA Drug Offences

Being involved in criminal proceedings for drug-related offending can be a stressful experience for not only the accused but their friends and family. To ease the burden and anxiety often associated, we suggest you consider the following issues. 1. Your Rights The...

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Five Tips to Prepare Yourself for Criminal Proceedings

Five Tips to Prepare Yourself for Criminal Proceedings

Being charged with a criminal offence and subsequently having to attend court can be a daunting and stressful experience for all involved. We recommend you consider the following tips to ensure you are adequately prepared for your first appearance.

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Meta data retention laws

Meta data retention laws

The contentious data retention laws passed by the Federal Parliament in 2015 allow Telecommunications companies and Internet Service Providers until 2017 to fulfil their implementation plans, at which time the ramifications of these laws will become more apparent. The...

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