Dennis Miralis is a leading Australian defence lawyer with over 20 years of experience. Dennis is a Partner at Nyman Gibson Miralis and specialises in international criminal law.

Global distribution of cybercrime

What are the cybercrime trends around the world?

The 2017 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) produced by Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) presents some general trends in relation to cybercrime throughout the continents. We explore the findings described in the report.   Oceania Oceania accounts for almost 2% of global attacks. The major cyber-threats reported by Australian law enforcement remain data stealing…


Bitcoin and darknet

Bitcoin, the darknet & drugs

How do Australian criminal courts assess the use of Bitcoin and darknet? With the increasing popularity of virtual currency, Australian Courts are beginning to deal with sophisticated criminal activity involving bitcoins and the darknet which appears to be intended to disguise the supply of prohibited drugs and the proceeds of crime. In a recent South…


Advantages and Disadvantages of a DPA Scheme

The key advantages and disadvantages of a DPA scheme

    Australia is continuously striving to improve its approach towards combatting corporate and white collar crime. One new approach being considered is the introduction of deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs). These instruments, which are designed to facilitate self-reporting by corporations and encourage whistleblowers to come forward, are already being utilised with some success in the…


Extradition to Malaysia: The death penalty

Australia has been a vocal advocate for the abolition of the death penalty. Indeed, after the executions of Myuran Sukamaran and Andrew Chan in Indonesia, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, asked the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade to inquire and report on Australia’s Advocacy for the…


Removing an INTERPOL Red Notice

Can an INTERPOL Red Notice be removed?

Red Notices issued by the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) are an important global tool in tracking and arresting criminals who have fled the jurisdiction of a state. But Red Notices can be open to corruption. They are not always issued on a genuine legal basis, and there may be certain circumstances where a notice…