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The Offence of Wounding or Causing Grievous Bodily Harm With Intent in NSW

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
Since 2007, all New South Wales venues have been ‘smoke free’ except for designated smoking areas, and any individual who doesn’t abide by the rules can be fined $300. Altercation over smoking According to reports, a  group of five men...

The Great Aussie Shit Fight Over Toilet Paper

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
At first, it was mildly humorous to see people stocking up on toilet paper. And to see the various memes floating around the internet taking the mickey out of the latest Australian shopping craze, showing innovative solutions, like toilets hooked...

Sparked by the Cronulla Riots: NSW Police Emergency Public Disorder Powers

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
Groups of young Anglo Australians began congregating along southern Sydney’s North Cronulla Beach at around 8 am on Sunday, 11 December 2005. Drinking heavily, cooking barbeques and draped in Union Jacks, the crowd had grown to around 5,000 strong by...

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...

Motorcycle Club Member in Court Over Brawl

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
A high-ranking motorcycle club member is facing court after a brawl at Wallsend in the Hunter Valley just before Christmas – and police are talking tough, promising to crackdown on club members in the region. Police attended the scene on...

Man Narrowly Escapes Prison for Assault at Newtown Pub

by Ugur Nedim
A man who assaulted a transgender woman at a Newtown pub has narrowly escaped prison time. Alexis Ozanne is one of two men charged with assaulting Stephanie McCarthy at a Newtown pub. He pleaded guilty to ‘affray’ and ‘assault occasioning...

NRL’s Fifita Brothers in Hot Water

by Ugur Nedim
Footy players are increasingly in the media for their behaviour off-the-field, and not just their contributions to schools and the community. Cronulla players Andrew and David Fifita are under investigation after a weekend game where it is alleged that they...

Validity of Anti-Biker Laws Upheld by the High Court

by Ugur Nedim
The High Court recently dismissed a challenge to the Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Act, upholding its validity. The decision is the latest in a long running saga between the United Motorcycle Council and State governments. Governments have passed various pieces...

What is the Maximum Sentencing for Affray?

by Ugur Nedim
Legal terminology can often be confusing, and a case in point is the offence known as affray. The word affray might conjure up images of all-in brawls, but actually you can be up on affray charges without having hurt anyone....

What is Affray in NSW Law?

by Ugur Nedim
Affray in NSW law is classified as a ‘public disorder’ offence, and comes with penalties ranging from fines, to ten years imprisonment. Although originally created to deal with widespread unrest and disturbances that endangered public safety, affray charges are now becoming...
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