Category: Recklessly Causing Grievous Bodily Harm or Wounding

The Foetal Manslaughter Debate. Should Unborn Babies be Separately Protected?


By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim Currently in New South Wales, a person who destroys a foetus can be charged with causing grievous bodily harm against the mother, but not with a separate crime such as manslaughter or murder against the unborn baby. However, a recent collision which caused the death of a 23-year old ...

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 as ...

Woman Stabs Boyfriend for Refusing Threesome


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 dog park on the morning of the incident and they exchanged details. After returning home, ...

Hyde Park Rapist Loses “Incoherent” Appeal


Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim A man convicted of repeatedly sexually assaulting a teenager in Hyde Park in Sydney has lost his appeal case. Joseph Stephen Rosenburg argued that the 18-year-old girl had lured him into the park in an elaborate scam to get his DNA. Rosenburg was sentenced to a maximum of 11 years imprisonment in ...

Mum Faces Court After Leaving Kids Home-Alone


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 sought to fix the situation. She feels police have no business interfering with her decision, saying ...

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 time, 18-year-old Daniel Christie (above) was in a critical condition after being attacked by a ...

Man Faces Court for Allegedly Spreading HIV


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 infecting his boyfriend with HIV and failing to forewarn other sexual partners about his condition. ...

Police Shooting Victim is Stripped of Compensation


His story might sound like something out of a nightmare, but for Justin McMaster, it’s a harsh reality. In the early hours of September 26, 2011, the then-19-year-old was sleeping with his family at home in Colyton in Sydney’s west, when they were suddenly ambushed by a group of three men carrying out a brutal ...

Would You Ever Sedate Your Child for a Long Car Trip?


You’re planning a trip with the kids. It’s going to be fantastic. You’ll revisit many of the spots that you loved as a child, and you’re really looking forward to it. There’s just one problem: Six hours in the car. Six long hours. Last time you did a road trip with the kids, it was ...

Should Police and Media be Charged for Dangerous Leaks?


In January, six terrified people hid in the cool room of a Paris supermarket while a gunman prowled around the store, planning his next move. The gunman had already killed four people and taken others hostage. He didn’t know that the six people, including a three-year-old child and a one-month-old baby, were hiding in the ...