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Youth justice: your guide to cops and court in NSW

Youth justice: your guide to cops and court in NSW

Youth justice: your guide to cops and court in NSW.  4th ed Cover

Youth justice: your guide to cops and court in New South Wales was written by Jane Sanders and produced as an ongoing project of Macquarie Legal Centre in partnership with Shopfront Youth Legal Centre. It is a guide to the criminal justice system in NSW as it is faced by young people, both under and over 18. It goes through each stage of the process, from first contact with police to completion of court orders, and pays special attention on how youth workers can best support clients involved with the system.

About the author

Jane Sanders, the lead author and an accredited criminal law specialist, is principal solicitor at the Shopfront Youth Legal Centre in Sydney and recipient of the 2008 Justice Medal.


 

Chapters

Chapter one

Getting legal advice

Why should I get legal advice? - finding a lawyer - lawyer interviews - things to tell your lawyer - if you are not happy with your lawyer.

Chapter two

Youth workers

Supporting young people through the legal process - support at the police station - support when dealing with lawyers, at a youth justice conference, bail and court.

Chapter three

Apprehended violence orders

What is an apprehended violence order? - applying for an AVO - what happens at court - breach of an AVO - someone applying for an AVO against you - cancelling or changing an AVO.

Chapter four

Dealing with police on the street

Police powers and safeguards - questioning on the street or at home - moving on orders - intoxication - special police powers - street offences - police powers on private property.

Chapter five

Police searches

When can the police search you in a public place? - types of searches - rules police must follow - police drug detection dogs - searching houses and buildings.

Disclaimer: 

Youth justice: your guide to cops and court in New South Wales 4th edition by Macquarie Legal Centre and Jane Sanders. Published by Federation Press 2010. © Macquarie Legal Centre 2010.

The information in this resource is intended as a guide to the law and should not be used as a substitute for legal advice.