Summary Matters

WHAT ARE SUMMARY OFFENCES?

Summary offences are criminal offences that are normally heard before a magistrate in the Local Court.

Typically, summary offences are considered less objectively serious than indictable offences and as a general rule carry a maximum sentence of two years’ imprisonment.

In order to determine whether an offence is a ‘summary offence’ reference needs to be made to the statutory legislation that creates the offence (‘the source’) and the Criminal Procedure Act 1986 (NSW). 

Speak to DAD Legal today about how we can help you achieve an outstanding legal result. 

Examples Of Summary Offences That DAD Legal Can Provide Legal Advice On:

Posses Prohibited Drugs

Section 10 (1) of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW) states that "a person who has a prohibited drug in his or her possession is guilty of an offence".

The Act states that a person found guilty of this offence is 'liable to a maximum penalty of 2 years imprisonment; or 20 penalty units; and/or both'.

At DAD Legal we can offer you expert legal advice on what this means to you and help represent your interests in and out of court.

Contravene Apprehended Violence Order

Section 14 of the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 (NSW) states that "a person who knowingly contravenes a prohibition or restriction specified in an apprehended violence order made against the person is guilty of an offence".

The Act states that a person found guilty of this offence is 'liable to a maximum penalty of 2 years imprisonment; or 50 penalty units; and/or both'.

At DAD Legal we can offer you expert legal advice on what this means to you and help represent your interests in and out of court.

Offensive Conduct

Section 4 of the Summary Offences Act 1988 (NSW) states that "a person must not conduct himself or herself in an offensive manner in or near, or within view or hearing from, a public place or a school'.

The Act states that a person found guilty of this offence is 'liable to a maximum penalty of 3 months imprisonment or 6 penalty units'.

At DAD Legal we can offer you expert legal advice on what this means to you and help represent your interests in and out of court.

Why Choose DAD Legal to Represent You In Your Criminal Matter?

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This expertise has been developed from successfully advising and representing the interests of our clients in a wide array of contexts.

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