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One-Punch Attack Leaves Young Man in Coma

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Three teenagers on the Gold Coast have been charged over an alleged one-punch assault in Surfers Paradise that has left a 21-year old man fighting for his life. The alleged victim, Thomas Dover, was walking on Ferny Avenue in Surfers...

Christmas Gone Wrong

by Ugur Nedim
Christmas Day is a time to gather with family and friends to rejoice in the yuletide spirit. But for some, a long day of drinking, conversation and festivities can spark pent up emotions and have dangerous consequences. It was reported...

Is it ever ok for a man to punch a woman in the face?

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
In legal terms the answer is yes, as long as the man is acting in self-defence. A Magistrate has found that a young man who punched a woman unconscious outside a nightclub in the Newcastle CBD on Boxing Day, acted in...

Mum Faces Court After Leaving Kids Home-Alone

by Ugur Nedim
A 28-year-old stepmother has been arrested after leaving her children home-alone while she flew out of the country. Speaking through an interpreter, she said the children’s passports didn’t arrive on time, forcing her to leave them at home while she...

Australians Sick of ‘Coward Punch’ Attacks

By January 2014, Australians were sick and tired of young people’s lives being destroyed by mindless violence during nights of heavy drinking. Devastating one punch attacks, which were then referred to as “king hits”, were causing increasing concern. At that...

Man Faces Court for Allegedly Spreading HIV

by Ugur Nedim
The Downing Centre Court has only been open for two weeks since the summer break, but has already seen its fair share of interesting cases. Perhaps one of the most disturbing so far is that of a man accused of...

Police Officer Assaults Cyclist

by Ugur Nedim
In the latest scandal to rock the NSW Police Force, a police officer has reportedly been observed pushing a cyclist off a bike on a busy intersection in peak hour traffic, endangering his safety and causing minor injuries. Witnesses report...

Ten Celebrity Arrests

by Ugur Nedim
They might live a life of glitz and glamour, but A-list stars have a knack of finding themselves on the wrong side of the law. The mega trials of Michael Jackson, OJ Simpson and the ‘Blade Runner’ are known to...

Parents Behaving Badly: the ‘Ugly Parent Syndrome’

by Ugur Nedim
The term ‘Ugly Parent Syndrome’ is used to describe parents who are verbally and/or physically abusive while supervising children. It is most often witnessed at children’s sports events. Parents yelling at their kids, swearing at referees, and abusing other participants...

Prison Staff Who Commit Crimes

by Ugur Nedim
When you hear about crime happening in prisons, you probably tend to think it’s the inmates, right? Well, it’s not just the prisoners. Prison staff can also be involved, as these two recent cases appear to demonstrate. Trade instructor convicted...
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