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Disturbing New Crime Trend Goes Viral on Social Media

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The New South Wales Police Force has established a dedicated unit to investigate and prosecute a new criminal craze that is said to have been sweeping through the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie area in recent weeks. According to police, young...

12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

by 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...

Innocent Man Convicted After Botched DNA Test

by Zeb Holmes & Ugur Nedim
Controversial DNA testing laboratory PathWest is under fire once again in the wake of fresh revelations that an innocent man was wrongly convicted and suffered the consequences of a criminal record for more than a decade after staff at the...

NSW Crimes Rates are the Lowest in 40 Years

by Zeb Holmes & Ugur Nedim
Crime rates across NSW have dropped to their lowest in 40 years. The latest annual report by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has found that most major categories of crime have fallen or remained steady over...

Preventative Programs are Primarily Responsible for Decline in NSW Crime

by Zeb Holmes & Ugur Nedim
A Sydney criminologist believes that the implementation of preventative and diversionary strategies is the primary reason for most categories of crime declining across the state in recent years. Dr Garner Clancey, a senior lecturer at the University of Sydney, points...

Government to Deport Alleged Apex Gang Members

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
According to Victoria police, a good way to deal with the state’s crime problem is to deport young adult gang members. A parliamentary body is also considering whether those under the age of 18 can also be turfed out of...

Fire Fighters Targeted by Thieves While Putting Their Lives at Risk

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
By Blake O’Connor and Ugur Nedim. Mangoola Rural Fire Brigade worked tirelessly last week to protect the Hunter Community from several large blazes. The volunteers selflessly put themselves between raging fires and property in an attempt to keep people, livestock...

Controlling Youth Crime: Victorian Summit May Lead to Results

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
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 –...

If It Smells Like Sh#%, You Must Acquit

by Ugur Nedim
How could anyone forget American defence lawyer Johnny Cochran’s legendary line, ‘If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit’? There are all sorts of explanations about why the glove produced as an exhibit during the trial of OJ Simpson didn’t fit –...

Accused ‘Home Invasion Killer’ Released on Bail

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Accused ‘burglar killer’ Ben Batterham says he is ‘very relieved’ to be out of custody, after being granted bail by Magistrate Robert Stone in Newcastle Local Court yesterday. Battherham was granted bail on a $200,000 security. He will need to...
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