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All Local Court Bail Applications to Be Heard in the Downing Centre

by Ugur Nedim
The past few weeks have seen drastic changes to the way in which criminal cases are dealt with in the Children’s, Local, District and Supreme Courts. On 2 April 2020, the Chief Magistrate of New South Wales, Judge Graeme Henson,...

Defendant Granted Bail Due to Coronavirus Concerns

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
As the COVID-19 epidemic unfolds, it’s having a substantial impact on the Australian criminal justice system, from the Local Court all the way up to the High Court of Australia. NSW District Court Chief Judge Derek Price announced on 30...

How Is Coronavirus Relevant to a Bail Application?

by Patrick O’Sullivan
Bail is a promise to attend court while you are waiting for a charge to be dealt with by the courts, instead of being held behind bars on remand. For less serious charges the promise may be enough and bail...

Bail Laws in New South Wales: Should They Be Softened or Hardened?

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
There are renewed calls for stricter bail laws and the introduction of a publicly available national register of child sex offenders after a truck driver who was on bail for sexual offences allegedly sexually assaulted a 13-year old girl. The...

Your Arrest Rights and Responsibilities in NSW

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
Being arrested is a traumatic experience. But knowing about your rights and responsibilities can make it a little easier, and help you to protect your interests in the longer term. Two aspects of dealing with police to keep front and...

If You’re Refused Bail, You’re Likely to Get a Harsher Sentence

by Paul Gregoire
The NSW adult prisoner population seems to have stabilised in recent times, after a half decade of dramatic increase, which saw the under 10,000 inmates of 2013 rise to a peak of 13,651 detainees in May last year. And this...

Accused Murderer Granted Bail

by Ugur Nedim
Former high school teacher Lynette Dawson disappeared in 1982, just two weeks before her daughter was due to commence kindergarten. The mother-of-two was last seen at the Bayview home shared with her husband, Chris Dawson. Mrs Dawson’s body has never...

Supreme Court Slams Salim Mehajer

by Ugur Nedim
Former Auburn Deputy Mayor Salim Mehajer was sentenced in June 2018 by Her Honour Magistrate Shurr in Downing Centre Local Court to spend a full term of 21 months in prison, with a minimum term of 11 months. The sentence...

Sydney Offices and Home of Criminal Lawyer Raided by Police

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
It has been reported that homicide detectives executed a search warrant at around 2pm today on the Castlereagh Street, Sydney offices of criminal defence lawyer Ali Abbas in relation to last year’s shooting death of 15-year old Brayden Dillon. Investigators...

‘Naked Bikie’ Granted Bail Over Allegations of Possessing Child Abuse Material

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Police have charged one of Australia’s most notorious biker club members with possessing child abuse material, after detectives allegedly found explicit images on his hard drive. It has been reported that 41-year old Erkan Keskin’s computer was seized along with...
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