Woman Who Killed Ex Has Manslaughter Conviction Quashed on Appeal

Courts Cannot Increase Sentences Due to Factors Inherent in the Offence or Unknown to Offenders

The Guideline Judgment for Armed Robbery is Not Prescriptive

Sentence for Drug Supply and Proceeds of Crime Amounted to Double Punishment

Woman Who Killed Ex Has Manslaughter Conviction Quashed on Appeal

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 12/06/2018

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim At around 9pm on 13 May 2012, Miguel Silva secretly called the police to report that a man was yelling, screaming and kicking items on Livingstone Road in Marrickville, NSW. Mr Silva didn’t give his name to police, and nor did he mention the man was his sister’s ex-partner.… 

Courts Cannot Increase Sentences Due to Factors Inherent in the Offence or Unknown to Offenders

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 05/06/2018

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Mr Crittenden, a resident of the Newcastle suburb of Merewether, was watching television with his wife on the evening of 1 December 2005, when he noticed the light in his kitchen, which he’d recently switched off, had been turned on. On entering the kitchen to investigate, the 62-year-old found… 

The Guideline Judgment for Armed Robbery is Not Prescriptive

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 29/05/2018

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim At around 11:55am on 19 November 2005, Ashley Ronald Legge approached a man withdrawing money from an automatic teller machine in a shopping mall at Castle Hill. Mr Legge placed his arm around the man’s shoulder, leant in and demanded the cash. When the man refused, Legge reached into… 

Sentence for Drug Supply and Proceeds of Crime Amounted to Double Punishment

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 22/05/2018

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim After receiving information that one Aaron Edward Hutchinson was involved in the supply of prohibited drugs in the Penrith local area command, police began an investigation in early 2010. An undercover operation was arranged and, in April, Mr Hutchinson supplied an undercover officer with cocaine on three separate occasions.…