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Contact Armstrong Legal:
Sydney: (02) 9261 4555

In this section you will find information about what will occur, your rights and obligations if you receive a summons to appear before the Australian Crime Commission, NSW Crime Commission, ICAC, the Police Integrity Commission or a Royal Commission.
This section also contains useful information about the Local Court and District Court of New South Wales.

Please choose the court or commission you would like information about:


Definitions of legal terms used in this section

Australian Crime Commission investigation: an intelligence operation that the Australian Crime Commission is undertaking; or an investigation into matters relating to federally relevant criminal activity that the Australian Crime Commission is conducting.

Australian Crime Commission: Australia’s national criminal intelligence agency who investigate serious and organised crime in Australia.

NSW Crime Commission: NSW’s criminal intelligence agency who investigate illegal drug trafficking, as well as organised and other crime.

Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC): an agency that investigates and exposes corrupt conduct in the NSW public sector.

Police Integrity Commission: an independent agency from the NSW Police Force who detect, investigate and prevent police misconduct and look at serious police misconduct by NSW Police officers.

Royal Commission: a public inquiry issued by the Governor General to inquire and report on a specific subject matter.

Local Court: the lowest Court in the State legal system, hearing both civil and criminal matters.

District Court NSW: the middle Court in the NSW legal system, hearing both civil and criminal matters. This court is able to hear both trials and appeals.

Judge: the person presiding over either the District or Supreme Court.

Magistrate: the person presiding over a Local Court.

Member of the NSW Crime Commission: any member of the NSW Crime Commission, including the Commissioner.

Crime Commission investigator: an investigator working with either the NSW or Australian Crime Commission investigating the relevant crime/criminal activity.


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If you suspect that you may be under investigation, or if you have been charged with an offence, it is vital to get competent legal advice as early as possible. Our lawyers are highly specialised in criminal law and will be able to guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.

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