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Archive : October 2019


Why Having A Lawyer Helps You In Court

  • Hounsell Cunningham Criminal Defence Lawyers
  • October 29, 2019

Been charged with an offence? Considering going at it alone? We recommend that you think about it for a minute and give us a call. Better yet – read this short article and then make up your own mind. But we can assure you, if you choose to go it alone and end up facing the judge or magistrate on your own, you’re going to wish you had us in your corner.

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Sexual Assault Mistake Of Fact Defence Under Review

  • Kymodo
  • October 29, 2019

The mistake of fact defence against sexual assault is under reform in Queensland, which looks set to change a legal loophole that has previously allowed an accused to walk free.

The mistake of fact defence provides that if the accused person believed that the person was consenting – even if that belief is mistaken – they can be found to be not guilty. But thanks to the state’s Law Reform Commission, this looks set to change.

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