Mandatory Sentencing By Tyrone Janson Ho
Sa y one night y ou\'re having a couple drinks while things aren\'t really going your way recently, and you suddenly feel the urge to take out your anger physically on someone else for self-solace . Well you might want to think again. Mandatory sentencing has been re cently introduced in NSW and it i s a court decision setting where judicial discretion is limited by law . This means that people charged of certain crimes must be punished with at least a minimum number of years in prison and it is different from a normal conviction as does not give a judge the option to adjust a sentence based upon the facts of a case .
The Crimes and Other Legislation Amendment (Assault and Intoxication) Act 2014 NSW  approved both houses of Parliament and establ ished royal agreement and began admiration on 31 January 2014.  This Bill was introduced as a measure to control the alcohol fuelled violence in certain parts of Sydney and to prevent others from violent outbursts that killed teenager Daniel Christie in January 2014 and Thomas Kelly in 2012.
The unfortunate passings of these young people in Sydney\'s King\'s Cross have prompted calls from lamenting families to the law to give harsher punishments to lawbreakers , and different measures to anticipate and dissuade liquor and drug empowered brutality.
Eight-year minimum sentence for alcohol or drug-fuelled assaults ending in death.
Serious assault maximum penalty increased by two years , with a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years for reckless grievous bodily harm in company.
Lockouts from some venues at 1.30am and enforced closing time of 3am for all pubs and clubs in the CBD/Kings cross area , excluding accommodation and small bar venues.
All bottle shops in NSW to close by 10pm

Research reveals that physical animosity emerging between adult males is frequently connected to issues of manhood and insurance of self-regard. At the point when such issues emerge, inebriated men rush to react savagely, giving little thought to the outcomes of their activities. The principle targets of this new law is control and dissuade the event of medication related viciousness in the Sydney CBD zone and make it a more secure zone for people in general. The Bill will increase punishments and constabularies powers, reinforce alcohol licensing compliance measures and create stronger local management of entertainment precincts and create a more ‘sober safe Sydney\'.





When this new legislation became a statutory law, it had to undergo a set of processes. This proposed new law was discussed in Cabinet and it was pressured on the government from grieving families and the public. The Government decided to proceed, and lawyers were asked to draft a bill. A bill is basically a ‘first draft\' of an Act of Parliament. Copies of the bill were given to all members of the House of Representatives. The embers read the material in their own times. This is known as the ‘first reading\'. The bill went through a ‘second reading\'. During this stage, the Minister for described the main purpose and likely benefits of the bill. Speakers fro the government and opposition said what they thought about it. The bill then won majority vote. Parliamentary committees debated the bill again bit by bit in the committee stage. Changes of the bill were made here. The bill then went through its third reading, and won a majority vote and was passed through to the Senate. The Senate then looked over the bill and approved it, then sent it to the Governor-General for royal assent. The Governor-General then met up with a select number of government ministers in a meeting of the Executive Council, where the bill was again approved and signed, and became an Act of Parliament. It is now legally binding for all Australians.
Judicial discretion limited by law with a mandatory sentencing conviction. This means that people charged of certain crimes must be punished with at least a minimum number of years in prison . Sentencing occurs in two parts. The first part is sentencing submissions when the prosecution and defence make submissions about the offender and the offences for the Magistrate or Judge to consider. The second part is the judgment when the Magistrate