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Drug Charge Against Ray Hadley’s Son Dismissed Due to Mental Health

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
Former police officer Daniel Hadley, the son of ‘tough on crime’ radio shock-jock Ray Hadley, has had a drug charge for cocaine possession dismissed on mental health grounds. Mr Hadley was reported to have been arrested while attempting to purchase cocaine...

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...

Sydney Lawyer Charged with Indecent Assault

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Forty-year old Carl Harrap of Seaforth is employed as a patent and trademark attorney at the Sydney office of law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. The firm’s website describes Mr Harrap as having “… particular experience and interest in assisting his...

League Star’s Alleged Stalker Claims a Mental Health Condition

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The former girlfriend of rugby player Bryce Cartwright has faced Penrith Local Court to answer allegations that she used social media to stalk and make death threats against the rising NRL star. Ms Brittany Hura is alleged to have posted...

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Inmates with Mental Health Conditions

by Ugur Nedim & Zeb Holmes
Recent decades have seen a growing recognition of the need to provide support services to those suffering from mental health conditions. Sadly, prison inmates are often left out of the discussion, despite rates of mental illness amongst those behind bars...

Just Let Me Die: An Exclusive Interview with an Inmate Facing Life Imprisonment

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Garry is facing life imprisonment in NSW for a crime he says he did not commit. His defence lawyer has told him that, at best, he could get ten to fifteen years in prison. His case has a non-publication order...

Mental Health Issues in the NSW Police Force

by Sonia Hickey
For a former NSW police officer who wants to be identified only as ‘Greg’, investigating the death of a murdered indigenous woman whose naked body was dumped in a remote ditch was the start of a rapid decline in mental...

Police Officer Imprisoned for Domestic Violence

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Shaun Perry stared at his estranged wife and children as he learned he would spend more than two-and-a-half years behind bars for offences including spitting in his wife’s face, pulling her hair, and assaulting her with a weapon. Perry, a...

Public Given Access to Police Brutality Hearing

by Ugur Nedim
The Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission is investigating allegations that a woman was brutalised at the hands of two police officers at Ballarat Police Station. The proceedings are being streamed live into a well-known Ballarat restaurant this week, to enable the...

Teen So Rich He Couldn’t Tell Right from Wrong, Judge Finds

by Zeb Holmes
An American teenager who popularised the ‘affluenza defence’ has been arrested for breaching his probation. In 2013, 16-year-old Ethan Couch was sentenced to 10 years’ probation after killing four people in a drink driving incident. During his sentencing hearing, Couch’s...
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