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Art or a crime? Acclaimed Street Artist Faces Graffiti Charges

by Ugur Nedim
Acclaimed Australian artist, Anthony Lister, whose works appear in the homes of celebrities like Hugh Jackman, Pink, and Pharrell Williams, appeared in a Brisbane court recently, charged with wilful damage by graffiti. Hailed as “Brisbane’s Banksy”, Mr Lister is widely...

Police Target Shoplifters This Christmas Season

by Ugur Nedim
As Christmas approaches, we are serenaded by Christmas carols, treated to longer store opening hours and enticed by all kinds of shopping offers to make the most of the festive season. The large crowds and busy sales assistants can create...

Avoiding a Criminal Record by Doing Rehab

by Ugur Nedim
Section 10 dismissal and conditional release orders are often considered the ‘holy grail’ of sentencing outcomes. As mentioned in several of our blogs, section 10 dismissals and conditional release orders of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 allows a person to avoid a...

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...

Should the Names of Defendants be Published Before Guilt is Decided?

by Ugur Nedim
Being publicly named and shamed can be one of the worst things about being accused of a crime. Even if your innocence becomes clear and the charges are dropped, the damage may already have been done – and your career...

Frequently Asked Questions about Traffic Cases

by Ugur Nedim
As Sydney’s criminal and traffic law specialists, our lawyers receive queries about traffic matters every day. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions: 1. I’ve been give a speeding ticket. Can I take the case...

Police Announce Massive Increase in Roadside Drug Testing

by Ugur Nedim
According to NSW Police, the number of motorists driving with drugs in their system is on the rise, with one in six drivers tested for drugs returning positive results in June and July this year. This has led police to...

The Australian Border Force: What Powers Do They Have?

by Ugur Nedim
If you watched the news towards the end of last week, chances are you heard about the Australian Border Force (ABF) debacle which sparked a massive protest in Melbourne’s CBD on Friday afternoon. The outrage was triggered by a poorly-worded...

What are the Effects of Getting a Section 10 Dismissal or Conditional Release Order?

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Many people who find themselves on the wrong end of a criminal charge hope to secure a “section 10 dismissal or conditional release order” also known as a plea of guilty to avoid a criminal conviction. The actual benefits of...

Paying Compensation for Crimes: Restitution, Reparation and Victims Compensation

by Ugur Nedim
For those who plead guilty or are found guilty of a criminal offence, the next step is the sentencing date – which is where the magistrate or judge decides the appropriate penalty. Defendants obviously want the best possible outcome when...
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