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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®.

What is the Offence of Larceny in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
Five people will face Campbelltown Local Court over the alleged theft of salmon from Huon Aquaculture Ingleburn, a fish processing plant in Sydney’s south-west. The group, consisting of three men and two women, were all employees of the business and...

New South Wales: The Kidnapping Capital of Australia

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
More than 500 people were abducted across the nation in the past financial year, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Out of 534 kidnappings and abductions nationwide, 225 of them were in New South Wales....

The Offence of Unauthorised Access to Restricted Data in New South Wales

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
There are fresh warnings for social media users to be careful about what they post online, after information from more than 214 million Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn accounts – including 1.7 million Australian accounts – was found on an unsecured...

The Offence of Contravening an Apprehended Violence Order in NSW

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The former deputy mayor of Auburn, Salim Majer, has found himself in hot water again, this time accused of contravening an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) taken out for the protection of his former-partner. Police applied for the AVO last year,...

Will My Case be Dismissed if the Alleged Victim Fails to Attend Court?

by Ugur Nedim
A question criminal defence lawyers are often asked is, will my criminal charges be thrown out of court if the complainant (also known as the ‘alleged victim’) fails to turn up to the defended hearing? Answering this question can raise...

The Offence of Conspiracy to Defraud the Commonwealth

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
It’s a trial with all the hallmarks of a great blockbuster movie. Two siblings, Adam and Lauren Cranston, whose father is the former deputy commissioner of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), along with lawyer Dev Menon and referrer Jay Onley,...

NSW Police Fatally Shoot Young Man in Sydney

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The family of a young apprentice tradesman from Sydney who was shot dead by police just days before Christmas is calling for a Royal Commission into his death. 20-year old Bradley Balzan was walking to the shops at St Marys...

What is a Police ‘Move On Direction’ in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim
Health Minister Brad Hazzard has slammed ‘backpackers’ who partied in Bronte Park on Christmas Day, saying they blatantly ignored physical distancing advice. Up to 500 people gathered for the event, with beers in hand, allegedly ignoring the alcohol free rules...

Federal Government Seeks Greater Control Over Online Content

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
While the world of social media can be fun, informative and entertaining. It also enabled people a forum in which to espouse their opinions – a chance for people to say what they think on a range of issues and...

The NSW Offence of Carrying a Knife or Blade in a Public Place or School

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
Police have reported having arrested 140 people on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 December 2020 and charged them with various criminal offences, as part of a police blitz on Sydney streets labelled ‘Operation Saber IV’. It’s the fourth time a...
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