Cybercrime Series - Commonwealth serious computer offences

Cybercrime has come to encompass a broad range of offence categories. Cybercrime encompasses crimes that are directed at computers and other similar technology which results in hacking, online fraud, online distribution of child exploitation material, money laundering and identity theft. In the first article in the Cybercrime series, we take a look at Commonwealth serious computer offences.

Corporate criminal prosecutions in the Federal Court - Part 1

In March 2019, the Federal Government announced funding of $35 million to support the expansion of the Federal Court into corporate crime. It is anticipated that there will a large increase in the investigation and prosecution of corporate crime as a result of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry and ASIC’s renewed vigour and focus on litigation.

Crime related podcasts - our top picks!

Crime related podcasts are in the top 20 of podcasts listened to in Australia and world wide - they are just so popular! Because we practice exclusively in criminal law at Kingston Fox Lawyers, we really enjoy listening to crime related podcasts  – and we have put together a list of some of our favourites. 

Legal Jargon - what does it all mean?

We think that when you sit down to talk with your lawyer, it’s really important that your lawyer breaks things down and uses every day language. Hopefully that means that you feel comfortable, and most importantly, that you understand what is going on. Read on to find a list of words and phrases that you might encounter if you are being investigated by police or charged with an offence.

Our fixed fee approach to drink driving, drug possession and other local court matters

Being charged with a criminal offence can be a very stressful time. For many people, there is also the financial worry about how much it will cost to have a highly experienced and reliable criminal lawyer represent you. That’s where Kingston Fox Lawyers comes in.  We believe that offering our clients a fixed fee eliminates some of that undue stress. Why? Because gives you more certainty, at the beginning of your matter, about how much it will cost you to hire an experienced and reliable criminal defence lawyer.

You've been charged with domestic violence related offences? What now?

Have you been charged with an offence relating to domestic violence? If so, before you make a decision about what plea you will enter, you need to make sure you understand the nature of the charges against you and what options are available to you. Be aware there can be unexpected consequences that come along with a criminal conviction. It is important to get legal advice early, so that you can make an informed decision.

Media reporting of criminal matters

Having your name or picture published in the media in relation to a crime alleged against you can have a domino effect on your life. Even if you are acquitted of the charges, your reputation may never mend. What can the media report about you when you have been charged with a criminal offence?