How to get a reporter out of jail
Posted On July 2, 2021
When you’re in custody, a journalist is the only person who can ask questions and can get information about a case, and a journalist has a right to ask those questions and get information.
But there is a growing body of legal precedent, research and advocacy arguing that journalists who break the law, even if for legitimate reasons, are also breaking the law.
The legal advice section of this website provides legal advice and guidance to journalists and the public.
This section contains links to articles that provide further background on these issues.
Legal advice If you are facing a court action and you believe you are in breach of the Criminal Code or the Criminal Law Reform Act, you may want to consult a lawyer.
You can find a list of lawyers in the Criminal Lawyers Association of Australia’s website.
If you think you might be in breach, contact a local lawyer, such as an employment lawyer or employment counsellor, to discuss your options.
This guide does not provide legal advice about any particular case or matter.
The following is a list to help you navigate the criminal justice system, but you should seek independent legal advice before taking any legal action.
The Criminal Code and Criminal Law Act are laws that apply to Australian citizens.
The Code of Crimes and Criminal Procedure Act 1996 (Cth) provides criminal law advice to the court.
The Crimes Act 1901 (Cases) provides information about common criminal offences, such a sexual offence, assault, robbery and drug trafficking.
The Australian Capital Territory Criminal Code (ACT) deals with certain offences, including serious offences, and the Federal Criminal Code, which deals with serious offences.
It also contains offences for which an offender can be jailed for up to five years, or for which they can be fined up to $25,000.
This means the Act applies to almost any Australian, but there are specific rules for certain offences and offences for specific offences.
The most important thing to know is that the ACT and the ACT’s criminal code do not deal with the same offences and charges, such that the Criminal Laws Act 1900 (CTH) and the Criminal Codes Act 1901 do not apply to most offences.
For more information on the law in the ACT, contact your local criminal lawyer.
For a list that provides information on a specific offence or crime, please contact the Crimes Act Offences (Corrections) Branch of the Department of Justice.
Information about how to access your court documents and the Australian Capital Territories Criminal Code If you have a court case or charge against you, it may be useful to contact your lawyer.
The information you need can be found in the information found in this section.
Contact your local lawyer If you or a family member has been charged with a criminal offence, contact the person charged to get advice about how the case is being handled.
You should also get the information you might need from your local police.
This information may help the police investigate the case and may be helpful to you in your defence.
This can be useful if you want to give evidence in court, and if you’re under investigation by the police.
Information from your lawyer can also help you get your charges dropped if the charges have been dropped or reduced, or if you’ve pleaded guilty.
If your case is not in court and you’ve not been charged, you can also get advice from a police officer if you believe that your case may be important.
For information about police inquiries, contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or go to crimestoppers.com.au.
If a lawyer in your area does not have access to the information, you should get in touch with the local police, who will be able to refer you to a lawyer who is experienced in the area.
A local lawyer may be able provide you with information about the law and can arrange a referral to a court.
For further information, contact either of these organisations: Criminal Law Centre, 1800 333 674, or visit crimestop.com/clients.
Other sources of information about this topic: The Criminal Lawyers’ Association of Australian website, Criminal Law Bulletin, available at crimestops.com or crimestoppedesk.com, and Crime Watch Australia website, www.crimewatch.com., which provides a list and resources for people who are being charged with offences.