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Dogs Die in Hot Cars: The Need for Better Laws

by Ugur Nedim
You wouldn’t do it to your child – so why do it to your pet? This is the argument that animal rights advocates have put forth in a bid to criminalise the act of leaving pets unattended inside locked cars....

Teaching About Encryption to be Made Illegal

by Ugur Nedim
What does the Defence Trade Controls Act have to do with education and research? Quite a lot, under laws due to come into force next year. The Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL) is a compilation of technologies and goods...

The Dangers of Joyriding

by Ugur Nedim
The offence of larceny, or theft, requires an element of intention to permanently deprive the owner of the item. So is it still stealing if you were just borrowing the item? ‘Joyriding’ is where a car is taken and driven...

Arrested for ‘Man-Spreading’

by Ugur Nedim
For many of us, public transport is a convenient and relatively affordable way to travel. But those who don’t follow rules of common courtesy on trains and buses can be a source of annoyance for some passengers. The selfish habit...

Common Myths about ‘Section 10 Dismissals and Conditional Release Orders’

by Ugur Nedim
In NSW, non conviction orders are sometimes seen as a ‘second chance’ for people who are generally law-abiding citizens that ‘slip-up’ by committing relatively minor criminal offences. Getting a section 10 dismissal or conditional release order can help to avoid the potentially career-ending...

Should Those with Criminal Records be Allowed to Become Teachers?

by Ugur Nedim
Can someone become a teacher with a criminal record? Like many legal questions, the short answer is: it depends. Many of us have made mistakes over the years, but what if one mistake could mean you were now ineligible for...

Would You Pay Someone to Take on Your Demerit Points?

by Ugur Nedim
Social media reaches into almost every aspect of our lives these days, and it has proven to be both useful and dangerous. It offers a great deal of convenience, but at the same time it has the potential to land...

Should the Child Sex Offender Register be Made Public?

by Ugur Nedim
For some people, no level of restrictions on those who have committed child sex offences can be too much. Many call for convicted child sex offenders to be shamed and persecuted for life, or worse. But while public safety is...

Do I have to turn up to court if I’m pleading guilty?

by Ugur Nedim
Several people have recently informed our firm that they took the advice of police and filled out the back of their little yellow ‘court attendance notice’ (CAN), indicated a plea of guilty, then sent it to court only to later...

Should low-range drink drivers get criminal records?

by Ugur Nedim
If you have been charged with drink driving, you are certainly not alone. Drink driving, also known as ‘P.C.A.’, is the most common offence in NSW Local Courts, accounting for 20% of all cases. And it may surprise you that...
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