Articles by Ugur Nedim

Precious Police Officer Arrests Heckler


Video footage has been published of detective inspector Winston Woodward giving a press conference outside Albury police station when an apparently intoxicated man walks from across the street with a beer in his hand and yells “bullshit”. The seasoned officer is so incensed by the taunt that he walks away from the cameras, confronts the man and ...

It Pays to Know Your Rights


A judge in Downing Centre District Court has found in favour of a 24-year old man who sued the state of NSW for false imprisonment after police illegally detained him for four minutes and 15 seconds at a suburban train station. During the civil suit, Sam Le’s lawyers tendered video footage that their client had taken ...

Woman Sent to Prison after Spending Unexpected Windfall


Brisbane woman Wendy Baulch has been sentenced to three months in prison followed by a fifteen month suspended sentence, after spending money which was deposited into her bank account by mistake. The fifty-four year old mother-of-four pleaded guilty to one count of fraud, after spending $60,000 “on items of indulgence” including a 36-day cruise from ...

ABC’s Attempt to Discredit Law Firm Backfires


The ABC News published an article on Wednesday titled “Law firm under fire after posting drink driving memes on Facebook” which claimed that our firm had been criticised over memes posted on our Sydney Drink Driving Lawyers Facebook Page. The first sentence of that article reads: “A law firm that posted several jokes about drink ...

Woman Stabs Boyfriend for Refusing Threesome


A man in the US has allegedly been stabbed in the arm and abdomen after refusing to participate in a ‘threesome’ with his girlfriend and another woman. The defendant, forty-two year old Teresa Gillard, met a woman at a local dog park on the morning of the incident and they exchanged details. After returning home, ...

NSW Chief Justice Calls for Greater Public Communication


We previously reported on a speech delivered by the Chief Justice of NSW, Tom Bathurst, where he criticised the hundreds of new laws which impinge upon legal safeguards in Australia, calling upon lawyers to take a pro-active role in bringing the situation to the attention of the public and working to protect civil liberties. The ...

NSW Chief Magistrate Blasts Defence Lawyers


Police in NSW enjoy the power to ‘shoot first and ask questions later’ – which means they can charge a person with a criminal offence on a mere ‘reasonable suspicion’, and try to gather evidence later. By contrast, police in the United States are normally required to ask questions before they prosecute – in other ...

Removing Condom During Sex is Rape


One man’s life will never be the same after being convicted of rape for secretly removing a condom during sex with a woman he had met online. The 47-year old French man and his companion, a Swiss woman, met on Tinder (where else). After their second date, they decided to go to bed together. They ...

Sydney Man Arrested After Police Pursuit


A 20-year old man has been arrested after refusing to pull over for police and charged with thirteen offences, including police pursuit (‘Skye’s law), break enter and steal, goods in custody and breach of bail. It is alleged the man attended a car dealership in St Mary’s at about 6pm on Wednesday, 4th January 2017 ...

Sniffer Dogs: False Positives and Limits to Police Powers


One of the most controversial tools in the armoury of police when it comes to enforcing drug laws is the use of drug detection dogs. These dogs were introduced after the 2000 Sydney Olympics to catch drug suppliers, but have failed dismally to meet their stated objective. Rather, drug dog operations have led to tens ...