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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...

Psychics and Fortune Tellers: Supernatural or Super-Illegal?

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
A Google search of the word ‘psychic’ reveals a never ending list of businesses offering their supernatural services for a fee. From telephone psychics who charge by the minute through to expensive personalised face-to-face services costing hundreds of dollars per...

Law Graduate Guilty of Pretending to be a Lawyer

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A Queensland law graduate has been found guilty of engaging in legal practice without being entitled to do so after a Brisbane court heard he advised clients during police interviews, failed to correct police officers who referred to him as...

Jury Finds that ‘Respect the Flag’ Group are a Criminal Gang

by Ugur Nedim
It’s an unfortunate day when a child’s birthday party ends in adults on the street with weapons drawn. In one such party in Douglasville, Georgia, which was attended predominantly by African-American people, the celebrations were interrupted when a group called...

Sex By Deception – Is Lying To Get Sex Considered A Crime In NSW?

by Ugur Nedim
Let’s say a man pretends to be very independent, wealthy and successful in order to seduce a woman into bed – should he be guilty of an offence if he is really unemployed and lives with his mum? Or how...

Cases That Fall Under the Legal Definition of Fraud in NSW

by Ugur Nedim
Fraud offences are on the increase, according to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR). Figures from July this year show that the crime rate for fraud has been steadily increasing over the previous two years, at a...

Craig Thomson found ‘Not Guilty’ of 49 Fraud Charges

by Ugur Nedim
Many would be aware of the highly publicised controversy surrounding disgraced former Federal MP and Health Services Union secretary, Craig Thomson. 50 year-old Thomson is alleged to have committed numerous acts of fraud, after a Health Services Union secretary identified...

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