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The Offence of Misconduct with Regard to a Corpse in NSW

by Sonia Hickey
A man has been arrested over the theft of human body parts from graves at Melbourne’s Footscray Cemetery last month. Detectives arrested the 40-yesr old man at a residence just 10 minutes south of the cemetery, where the stolen human...

Sydney Man Charged with Murder Over Boarding House Fire

by Sonia Hickey
A 45-year old Sydney man is facing murder charges over a fire inside Vadja House, a boarding house in Newtown, at around 1am on Tuesday, 15 March 2022. Three people died in the blaze and eight managed to escape, although...

The Offence of Intentionally or Recklessly Destroying or Damaging Property by Fire in NSW

by Ugur Nedim
It has been reported that at around 10.50pm on Saturday, police patrol officers observed a fire at a demountable building used for COVID-19 testing on Forrester Road in North St Marys, in the Penrith Local Government Area. Police says the...

The Offence of Intentionally or Recklessly Destroying or Damaging Property in NSW

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
A 21 year old has been handed a community correction order and ordered to pay more than $40,000 after a boozy night he says he was too drunk to remember. During sentencing proceedings in Downing Centre Local Court, the Presiding...

Truth-Telling: Activist Stephen Langford on Facing Time Over Craft Gluing a Colonial Statue

by Paul Gregoire
The Black Lives Matter-Stop Black Deaths in Custody movement erupted in Sydney last June. Despite COVID lockdown restrictions only just being lifted, thousands took to the streets, as they challenged the tired and wearying official narrative around the British takeover of...

Intentionally or Recklessly Destroying or Damaging Property in NSW

by Ugur Nedim
It has been reported that at 1.25am on 7 July 2020, a report was received by NSW emergency services that a fire was engulfing a barber shop in Burwood, in Sydney’s inner western suburbs. According to the report, a silver...

The Offence of Graffiti in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim & Zeb Holmes
A mural depicting a satanic figure hovering over a kneeling, handcuffed George Pell in a prison tracksuit has been removed from privately-owned premises. The mural, created by Australian artist Scott Marsh, was painted on property of owned by Wilson Parking...

The Law on Destroying or Damaging Property in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim
A 52-year old man has been arrested for destroying or damaging property after allegedly using a claw hammer to smash several glass panels near the entry to Parramatta Local Court at around 7.15pm last night. Video footage of the incident...

Penalty for Arson to Increase in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim
The NSW Parliament passed laws overnight which will increase the maximum penalty for being reckless as to whether a fire you created spreads to public land or the private land of another person, from 14 to 25 years in prison....

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...
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