Articles by Sydney Criminal Lawyers

Sydney Police Officer Pleads Guilty to “Vile, Cowardly and Intolerable” Threats


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim Senior Constable Sean Daniel Murphy, a 57-year-old officer with 30 years in the NSW Police Force and two awards for bravery to his name, has pleaded guilty to ‘using a carriage service to menace, harass or offend’ after calling federal Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young’s office and making threats towards ...

Strawberry Contamination Suspect Refused Bail


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim A Queensland woman who is alleged to have triggered the national strawberry crisis has been refused bail and remains behind bars. The Queensland Police Service (QPS) charged 50-year old My Ut Trinh after a national investigation involving several government, law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Ms Trinh, also known as ...

The Link between Climate and Crime


By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim A recent United Nations report confirmed what most already know – that more action is required to prevent the catastrophic effects of global warming. Meanwhile, an exhaustive study of crime data over a 10-year period suggests that violent crime and disorderly conduct are the most prevalent on hotter-than-average days. ...

Bali 9 Drug Smuggler Due for Release


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim The only female member of the infamous ‘Bali 9’, who was originally sentenced to life imprisonment in Indonesia for attempting to smuggle more than 2.6 kilograms of heroin to Australia, is due for release on 21 November, after spending more than 12 years in Indonesian prisons. 41-year old Renae ...

Cover Your Cam! Hackers are Demanding Money for Intimate Images


By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim Internet crimes such as accessing computers without authorisation and downloading personal information are on the rise in Australia. They now represent a multi-billion dollar industry, facilitating financial crimes such as credit card fraud and identity theft and enabling domestic violence offences such as cyber-stalking. But one particularly insidious form ...

Police Officer Who Endangered Victim Refuses to Testify


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim A Queensland Police officer who was found to have illegally accessed the police database and leaked a domestic violence victim’s address to her abusive former partner – a man who is reported to be his ‘mate’- has relied upon the ‘privilege against self-incrimination’ to avoid answering questions about the conduct. Yet, ...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 5 to 11 November 2018


In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: Only Half of the Serious Injuries on Our Roads are Recorded The NSW government has been allocating funds for roads based on inaccurate data, neglecting many of the areas that need it most. Click here to read the article Re-Radicalising ...

Death of Racing Horse Sparks Fresh Calls for Reform


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim It’s been dubbed the ‘race that stops a nation’. For less than 4 minutes every year, many Australians drop everything to watch the Melbourne Cup – the country’s most famous horse race. For most of them, it’s an afternoon to celebrate. This year was no different; that is, until ...

It’s the Devil! Pope Claims Church is Being “Persecuted” over Child Sexual Abuse


Pope Francis has responded to the tens of thousands of cases of child sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic clergy worldwide by claiming the Church is being victimised. The Pope recently wrapped up a month-long meeting, or ‘Synod’, for Bishops from around the world at the Vatican by claiming the Church is being “persecuted” ...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 29 October to 4 November 2018


In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: What are Standard Non-Parole Periods in New South Wales? An ‘SNPP’ is a reference point for the sentencing judge when deciding how long a person should spend in prison before being eligible to apply for release on parole. Here are ...