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Parramatta Police Crack Down on ‘Anti Social Behaviour’

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
A police blitz targeting ‘antisocial behaviour’ in the Parramatta region over the weekend has resulted in seven people being charged with criminal offences and 26 being handed criminal infringement notices. Police from Parramatta Area Command, North West Metropolitan Region Operations...

Time to Repeal the Crime of Offensive Language

by Paul Gregoire
Members of the group these days known as Community Action for Rainbow Rights (CARR) staged a rally at Sydney’s Belmore Park in September 2015. The purpose of the action was to counter an anti-same sex marriage protest being held by...

Can Farting in the Workplace Amount to Bullying?

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim An employee who claims he was bullied by a flatulating fellow worker has vowed to take his former employer to the High Court of Australia. The story so far Melbourne engineer, David Hingst, claimed $1.8...

Danny Lim to Challenge NSW Police After Brutality Incident

by Paul Gregoire
Iconic Sydney protester Danny Lim has been brightening the lives of city commuters for years now with his sandwich board signs emblazoned with colourful political messages designed to make a point as well as produce a smile from the passersby....

What is the Law on Offensive Language in NSW?

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Earlier this month, a jury in the state of Michigan acquitted a man of violating a noise ordinance after he allegedly blasted the NWA song ‘Fuck tha Police’ when pulled over by a Sheriff’s Deputy in front of a petrol...

Man Sacked for Wearing ‘Willy Warmer’ in the Workplace

by Ugur Nedim
A 33-year old pallet repairer in the United Kingdom who paraded through his workplace wearing an “elephant thong willy warmer”, a high visibility vest and boots has been dismissed for ‘gross misconduct’. Shaun Haggerty from Merseyside in England walked through...

Tough New Laws Against Hate Speech

by Zeb Holmes & Ugur Nedim
The NSW government is proposing to introduce new laws designed to crack down on hate speech and racial vilification that are intended to incite violence. Under the proposed new laws, those who incite or threaten violence against others on the...

What Is Considered ‘Offensive’ Under NSW Criminal Law?

by Paul Gregoire
Offensive conduct is a frequently prosecuted crime in NSW. Section 4 of the Summary Offences Act 1988 provides that “a person must not conduct himself or herself in an offensive manner in or near, or within view or hearing from,...

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 Man Appeals Conviction for Swearing

by Zeb Holmes & Ugur Nedim
A Sydney man was arrested for swearing at a NSW police officer, and is now fighting his Local Court conviction for using offensive language. When 29-year-old Filip Black was stopped by police, they asked him what he was doing in...
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