Going to Court? Book Your Free First Appointment

Offensive Language / Conduct

Precious Police Officer Arrests Heckler

by Ugur Nedim
Video footage has been published of a NSW detective inspector giving a press conference outside Albury police station when an apparently intoxicated man walks from across the street with a beer in his hand and yells “bullshit”. The seasoned officer is so...

The Cop Who Helped Reduce Street Crime

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Rather than employing heavy-handed tactics and a punitive approach when dealing with anti-social teens, police in the Western Sydney suburb of Blacktown have been tackling youth crime a different way. And the results speak for themselves. When police superintendent Mark...

Judge Tells Defendant “You’re a bit of a c**t yourself”

by Ugur Nedim
Judges are meant to have thick-skins, and are frequently disrespected by defendants who cannot contain their anger or feel they have nothing more to lose. But one judge stunned Chelmsford Crown Court in the UK by giving as good as...

Pressure Becoming Too Much for Wicked Campers

by Ugur Nedim
The Queensland Government plans to take sexist, misogynistic and other inappropriate messages off the road following talks between Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath, the Department of Transport and Advertising Standards Bureau. The outcome of the talks is to get Wicked campervans, and...

Brexit Vote Leads to Surge in Hate Crimes

by Zeb Holmes
Since Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, police in London have made 75% more arrests for hate crimes. In weeks before and after the vote, the number of reported hate crimes has surged by 42 per cent – with...

Islamic College Targeted by Hate Criminals

by Ugur Nedim
In the latest of several recent anti-Islamic crimes, a four-wheel drive has been firebombed and racist graffiti sprayed at the Australian Islamic College in WA, while hundreds prayed at a nearby Mosque. The attack has led to calls for greater...

Push to Ban Wicked Campers

by Ugur Nedim
Two NSW local governments are pushing to ban ‘Wicked Campers’ from their roads, claiming the graffiti-style slogans are overly offensive. The campers have caused quite a stir in recent years, displaying provocative phrases like: ‘Fat girls are easier to kidnap’, ‘To...

Fu@#en Hell! … Can I be fined for swearing?

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Police have an enormous amount of discretion when it comes to fining or sending people to court for swearing – as long as: the language would be considered offensive by a ‘reasonable person’, is uttered in a public place (including the...

What You Shouldn’t Do in a Public Place

by Ugur Nedim
The silly season is upon us – and for most of us, the holiday period is marked by festivities and celebrations with family and friends. It is an especially busy period for police across Australia, who will charge thousands of...

Anti-Islam Rally a Fizzer

by Ugur Nedim
Last weekend marked the 10th anniversary of the Cronulla Riots – an incident which involved “a drug- and alcohol-fuelled group of approximately 5,000 mostly young people, draped in Australian flags, gather[ing] at Cronulla Beach and carr[ying] out vicious assaults on...
Load older articles

Receive all of our articles weekly

Going to Court? Call For Your Free First Appointment