Conveyancing process for home buyers

Before getting the keys to your new home, there's a process that you have to undergo to transfer the property ownership called conveyance. You need to figure out how the gears work in the process to keep yourself from getting any surprises. Here is an outline of the process. Find a solicitor Most people dread the legalities and signing involved in transferring ownership. So if you are part of that crowd, then getting a solicitor or conveyancer would do you a lot of good. Read More 

4 Things TV Criminal Lawyers Do that You Won’t See in Real Life

Legal dramas are incredibly popular in Australia, because there is something so satisfying about seeing criminal justice meted out in an easy to follow one-hour slot. Criminal lawyers tend to be shown as mavericks, who make their own rules inside and outside of the court. In real life criminal lawyers have to abide by rules of law and legal process in the same way that prosecution and judges also follow strict legal processes. Read More 

Avoiding a drink driving charge

As penalties for drink driving charges have increased, it is now possible to lose your driving licence for one offense on a double demerit day such as a public holiday. Even if you have not been caught on a double demerit penalty period, it's all too easy to lose your licence for a few very minor traffic offenses. That is why you should be very careful if you get a high breathalyser reading. Read More 

Understanding Statutory Rape

In case you or a family member is a victim of statutory rape, you need to consult a criminal lawyer. Rape cases are very tricky, and if you are not persistent, the guilty party could easily get away with the crime. The following is a basic background of what statutory rape entails. What is Statutory Rape? This refers to sexual relations that involve someone who is under the age of consent. Read More 

Criminal Trial Procedure

Criminal trials can be long and tiresome, especially if you do not know the procedure. If you are the defendant in such a case, you will be better off knowing what to expect. The entire process is summed up in five key parts: Jury Selection and Opening Statements In jury selection, your lawyer and the prosecutor work together with a judge to determine the best candidate for the task. Each juror is asked some questions by the lawyers to determine whether they are objective. Read More