Impact of Mental Illness on Sentencing After a Plea of Guilty

Woman Walks Free Despite Helping Conceal Evidence of Murder

Drugs Being Found in a Common Area is Not Enough to Prove Possession

Driver Acquitted Despite Drugs Being Found in Car

Impact of Mental Illness on Sentencing After a Plea of Guilty

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 19/02/2018

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim On the afternoon of 3 January 2011, John Elturk stole a chef’s knife worth $25 from a Big W store at Carnes Hill. The 37-year-old then made his way to the family home in Lansvale, where he’d been living with his father until shortly before Christmas. The two had… 

Woman Walks Free Despite Helping Conceal Evidence of Murder

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 12/02/2018

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim On 2 March 2012, NSW police senior constable David Rixon pulled Michael Allan Jacobs over on Lorraine Street, West Tamworth for a routine breath test. But when the officer told the driver he was about to test him, Jacobs shot the highway patrolman in the chest with a .38… 

Drugs Being Found in a Common Area is Not Enough to Prove Possession

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 05/02/2018

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim On 22 March 1978, NSW police detective Watson introduced himself to Edward Paul Filippetti and his mother at Port Kembla Courthouse. The detective explained that he had received information about Mr Filippetti having a large number of “buddha sticks” concealed at his Lake Heights house. Buddha sticks are often made… 

Driver Acquitted Despite Drugs Being Found in Car

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 30/01/2018

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim At around 9.30 one morning, NSW police officers were at a flat on Murray Street in Port Macquarie investigating an incident, when the phone rang. An officer answered and told the caller the occupant wasn’t home. The caller rang again two minutes later. This time, the officer recognised the…