Judge Gets Maximum Penalty Wrong

Assailant Attempts to Use Facebook Photos to Reduce Sentence

The Evolution of the NSW Judiciary

Judge Must Consider Mental Illness When Sentencing

Judge Gets Maximum Penalty Wrong

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 25/07/2017

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Between March and June 2014, Matthew “Fatty” Stapleton was under investigation by the NSW police for mid-level supply of methamphetamine. Officers were granted the power to conduct a controlled operation, and recordings suggested that Mr Stapleton and Shane Mooney were associates. On 16 May 2014, Stapleton contacted an undercover officer and… 

Assailant Attempts to Use Facebook Photos to Reduce Sentence

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 15/07/2017

Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim On 23 May 2012, Ahmad Bajouri was having a few drinks with his mates Abdul Hamze, Fadi Arnaout and Mohammad Masri in the poker machine area of the Collingwood Hotel in Liverpool. The four men were heavily intoxicated. At around 11 pm, another patron George Sermetovski went over to the bar… 

The Evolution of the NSW Judiciary

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 06/07/2017

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim In April 1787, the British parliament passed the New South Wales Courts Act, which created a court of criminal judicature in the soon-to-be founded penal colony on the eastern coast of NSW. The Act provided that the court was for “the trial and punishment” of “outrages and misbehaviours” deemed “to be treason… 

Judge Must Consider Mental Illness When Sentencing

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 03/07/2017

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim On 19 April 2014, Ms Soo Jong Kim responded to a knock at the door of the Lidcombe unit she was living in and found Stephen Shine demanding to speak to her husband. Ms Kim told the 58-year-old to wait while she went to the bathroom, but Mr Shine entered…