Supreme Court Grants Bail to Renowned Medicinal Cannabis Doctor

Judges Must Explicitly Consider a Clean Record When Sentencing

Appeals Court Finds Sentence for Drug Offences to be Manifestly Excessive

Parity in Sentencing: Similar Crimes Should Attract Similar Penalties

Supreme Court Grants Bail to Renowned Medicinal Cannabis Doctor

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 18/09/2018

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim The medicinal benefits of cannabis have become widely accepted in Australia. Indeed, the Turnbull government passed legislation in February 2016, which set up a licensing scheme for “the cultivation and production of cannabis and cannabis resin for medicinal and scientific purposes.” However, the establishment of legalised medicinal cannabis has been… 

Judges Must Explicitly Consider a Clean Record When Sentencing

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 11/09/2018

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Just after 3am on 21 March 2015, Waqar Ul-Hassan was driving Muhammad Ijaz, Hashim Manzoor and Mohammed Aslam back to his place on Merrylands Road, after they’d all spent a night at a friend’s house in Styles Place, Merrylands. The Pakistani national, who was residing in Australia on a… 

Appeals Court Finds Sentence for Drug Offences to be Manifestly Excessive

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 04/09/2018

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim On the evening of 26 May 2016, NSW police executed a search warrant at the Westmead home of Shahab Jawosh. During the search, officers seized a range of drugs, including 286 grams of opium, 30 grams of methamphetamine, 0.44 grams of MDMA and 173 grams of cannabis. Police located… 

Parity in Sentencing: Similar Crimes Should Attract Similar Penalties

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 28/08/2018

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Just after midnight on 8 February 2015, Daniel Bezjak pulled up at the front of a house in Dundas Valley in his white Mitsubishi Lancer. James Button, Christopher Menouhos, Dean Horst and an unidentified man got out of the vehicle and made their way towards the property. Brad Harrison…