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Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm

The Offence of Choking, Suffocation and Strangulation in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim
In December 2018, the NSW Parliament passed the Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill which inserted a new section 37(1A) into the Crimes Act 1900. Unlike the existing section 37, subsection (1A) does not require the prosecution to prove that the defendant’s...

Another NSW Police Officer Faces Court Over Assault Charges

by Sonia Hickey
Another senior NSW police officer is facing court accused of multiple assault offences while on duty. He has been charged with two counts of common assault and one of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, in relation to an incident which...

The Law on Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A 22-year old Western Australian man accused of burning a toddler with a cigarette lighter and boiling water has told Perth Magistrates Court the little girl tripped over and poured a pot of boiling noodles on herself. Jaycob Yarran, a...

Police Press Charges Over Parking Spot Punch-up

by Ugur Nedim
It has been reported that two men are facing assault charges arising from an incident on John Street in Cabramatta yesterday, during which they allegedly attacked a driver over a claim to a parking spot. The incident, which was filmed...

Arguments Over Games Escalate to Physical Violence

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
24-year old Manly Sea Eagles Rugby League star Dylan Walker is facing Manly Local Court today charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault against his fiancée of the same age, Alexandra Ivkovic, last Thursday evening. Emergency services...

Is Hazing a Criminal Offence?

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
As stories continue to emerge of dangerous and sadistic initiation rituals on University campuses, it’s interesting to explore where ‘hazing’ stands in terms of the law in New South Wales. Earlier this year, the Red Zone Report into Australian universities...

Woman Who Stabbed Boyfriend Avoids Prison

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
By Blake O’Connor An Oxford University student who stabbed her boyfriend with a knife has avoided prison, after the judge found that imprisonment would damage her prospects of a medical career. The perceived leniency of the sentence has led to...

12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Being prosecuted for a criminal or traffic offence can be a nerve-wracking experience. You may be unfamiliar with the process, unsure of the best way forward and concerned about the outcome. But whether you are charged with a less-serious matter...

Surf Rage – The Scourge On Our Beaches

by Sonia Hickey
Australian beaches can be a dangerous place and, apparently, it’s not just the big fish you have to be wary of if you’re a surfer. A 29-year old is the latest person to be charged over a surf rage incident,...

Woman Stabs Boyfriend for Refusing Threesome

by Ugur Nedim
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...
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