Category: Common Assault

Sydney Criminal Lawyers team

12 Reasons to Choose 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 such as drug possession, drink driving or common assault, or accused of something as serious …
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NSW Police Officer Found Guilty of Assault and Perjury


A New South Wales police officer who tasered a man three times and then lied about the circumstances in court has been found guilty of both common assault and perjury. The story so far In June 2013, former police sergeant Nigel Davey was on solo patrol in Nowra on the NSW South Coast, when he …
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Man Faces Prison for Allegedly Head-Butting Tony Abbott


The man accused of head-butting Tony Abbott during his trip to Tasmania last month has had his charge upgraded. Hobart DJ Astro Labe was originally charged with common assault, but the charge against him has now been upgraded to ‘causing harm to a Commonwealth public official’, which carries a maximum of 10 years in prison …
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An Unfair Dismissal? An Interview with Former Police Constable Hugh Brennan


We’ve reported on a number of police officers who’ve engaged in crime, corruption and other forms of misconduct, yet still been allowed to remain on the NSW Police Force. There are currently hundreds of officers on the NSW force with criminal convictions against their names, and others who are allowed to keep their badges despite …
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Scary Clowns Are No Laughing Matter


By Blake O’Connor and Ugur Nedim There is a new craze sweeping the world that has made its way to Australia, and it has police and professional clowns hopping mad. Even McDonalds’ main man, the one and only Ronald, has been forced into hiding. The craze has people dressing up as clowns and roaming the …
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Dealing with Repeat and Dangerous Offenders


Sentencing Law The Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (the Act) is the primary legislation applicable to sentencing offenders who have committed criminal offences in New South Wales. Section 3A of the Act provides a list of the ‘purposes of sentencing’ delineated as follows: (a) To ensure that the offender is adequately punished for the offence, …
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Controlling Youth Crime: Victorian Summit May Lead to Results


Crime and youth experts have attended a Victoria Police Summit aimed at addressing issue of youth violence. The Summit was held in response to a spike in property and violent crimes – including car jackings, burglaries and larceny offences – with police struggling to control a small group of repeat offenders. Youth Crime Speaking at …
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NSW Government May Ease Lockout Laws


Key figures in the NSW government have withdrawn support for the current regime of lockout laws, including Deputy Premier Tony Grant who believes the laws are doing more harm than good; with the closure of hundreds of businesses in the Sydney CBD and Kings Cross are. Mr Grant believes the laws should be relaxed to …
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Man Faces Court for Cutting Hair


After several weeks of investigation and extensive examination of CCTV footage, Police have charged a 19-year old man with assault, after he allegedly used scissors to cut off a fellow passenger’s hair on public transport last month. The bizarre incident, which left the teenaged victim shaken and distressed, happened on a bus travelling from Clovelly, …
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Spitting at a Baby, What’s the World Coming to?


Last week, a four-month old baby and her grandfather were enjoying a peaceful afternoon stroll down Crown Street in Surry Hills when a man, completely unknown to them, approached the pair and spat in the baby’s face. The man then attempted to flee the scene – but as karma would have it, was hit by …