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

by Ugur Nedim
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....

Should Police and Media be Charged for Dangerous Leaks?

by Ugur Nedim
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...

Can Someone be Charged For Spreading a Sexually Transmitted Infection?

by Ugur Nedim
It’s a conversation no-one wants to have with a prospective partner – but did you know that failing to disclose a sexually transmitted infection (STI) could land you in serious trouble with the law? What Does the Law Say? In...

Are Police Misusing their Power to Arrest?

by Ugur Nedim
One of our previous blogs discussed the case of a Sydney criminal lawyer who successfully sued the NSW police service after being wrongfully arrested on a train. There have been several other cases of wrongful arrest in NSW in recent...

Many of Those Who Are Charged By Police Are Innocent – Example: Assault Charges and Self-Defence

by Ugur Nedim
Being charged with assault can be a stressful experience, especially if you were acting to defend yourself against an aggressor. The scene of an alleged assault can be messy and confusing, and some people handle themselves better than others when...

Is the NSW One Punch Law Working to Reduce Violence?

by Ugur Nedim
The NSW one punch law has recently been put to the test with the first person being charged under the controversial new legislation, which the government says seems to be working in the fight to reduce alcohol-fuelled violence on Sydney...

What Does the Law Say About Air Rage and In-Air Offences?

by Ugur Nedim
Air rage is a modern day term that is used to describe angry and unruly behaviour by passengers on commercial flights. Over the last few years, we have seen a number of incidents of air rage and other criminal offences...

When can Police Suspend my Licence on the Spot?

by Ugur Nedim
Sometimes police can suspend your driver’s licence on the spot if they allege you have committed a serious traffic offence. They can do this immediately after you have been pulled-over, or within 48 hours afterwards. Driving licence suspension notices take...

What Are the Different Assault Charges in NSW?

by Ugur Nedim
If you have been charged with assault you could find yourself facing a number of different penalties, from a fine up to long-term imprisonment, depending on the circumstances and the seriousness of the alleged offence. Whether you choose to plead...

Minor Assaults Expected to be Left Out of One-Punch Legislation

by Ugur Nedim
NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has reportedly watered down new legislation surrounding one-punch attacks. The first set of one-punch laws came into effect last month, and introduced mandatory sentencing for fatal assaults fuelled by alcohol. It is now expected that more...
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