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Ugur Nedim

Ugur Nedim is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist with over 20 years of experience as a criminal defence lawyer. He is the Principal of Sydney Criminal Lawyers®.

Police Officer Charged Over Brutal Assault

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A police officer who approached a member of the public from behind and violently threw him to the ground, leaving him in a pool of blood and urine, has been charged with recklessly causing injury and unlawful assault. The man...

Rapid Antigen Tests: Short Supply and High Price Leads to Crime and Thriving Black Market

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A man has been charged over the alleged theft of 42,000 Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) valued at approximately $500,00 from a freight depot in Botany in Sydney’s south-east at around 3.20pm on Tuesday, 18 January 2022. Three men were arrested...

The Offence of Unauthorised Possession or Use of a Pistol or Prohibited Firearm in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
A man has been charged with firearms, robbery and intimidation offences after allegedly wielding a firearm at a popular Sydney restaurant.  It is alleged that 42-year old Viacheslav Zhadushkin pulled out a firearm and threatened staff and patrons after being...

Calls to Legalise eScooters and to Increase Power and Speed Caps for eBikes in NSW

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
The New South Wales Productivity Commission has called for a review of laws relating to eBikes and eScooters, with a view to encouraging the use of these environmentally friendly transport options.  Speeds caps should be increased The NSW Productivity Commission’s...

The Offence of Supplying a Commercial Quantity of Prohibited Drugs in New South Wales

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A Sydney woman described as a ‘Bondi party girl’ who pleaded guilty to supplying a commercial quantity of cocaine over her participation in a dial-a-dealer drug supply operation has been sentenced to imprisonment. 26-year old Danielle Hogan earned herself a...

Yet Another Supreme Court Challenge Against COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Has Failed

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
Days following the lifting of the Sydney lockdown, the NSW Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case commonly known as Kassam versus Hazzard, which saw plaintiffs challenge aspects of the public health orders issued by NSW health minister...

The Law, Defences and Penalties for Shoplifting in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim
The New South Wales Police Force has reported that 84 people were arrested during a three-day operation targeting shoplifting across the Sydney CBD, Ultimo and Bondi areas on 8, 9 and 10 December 2021. Operation Lightfingers comprised officers from the...

What is a Criminal Infringement Notice in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim
Since 2007, police officers in New South Wales have been empowered to exercise discretion not to send those suspected of committing certain criminal offences to court, but instead issue penalty notices – which are on-the-spot fines commonly known as ‘criminal...

Is it Legal for Businesses to Refuse Entry Based on Vaccination Status?

by Ugur Nedim
The New South Wales government says that despite yet another variant of the COVID-19 virus, labelled Omicron, finding its way onto Australian shore, the ‘freedoms’ returned to the state’s residents will remain in place and that, from 15 December 2021,...

Possessing, Disseminating and Producing Animal Cruelty Material to Become a Crime in NSW

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
An amendment to the Crimes Act passed the state’s lower house last week, which proposes to criminalise the production, dissemination and possession of bestiality material, as well as animal torture material. If the laws pass the upper house, the maximum...
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