Posts By: Sydney Criminal Lawyers

NSW Serious Crime Prevention Orders Are Lawful, High Court Rules

High court

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim On 5 October last year, NSW police commissioner Mick Fuller commenced civil proceedings in the NSW Supreme Court seeking to have serious crime prevention orders (SCP0s) imposed upon alleged Rebel motorcycle gang members Damien Charles Vella, Johnny Lee Vella, and Michael Fetui. The orders sought to restrain and prohibit… Read more »

Is It Legal to Film Police in NSW?

Filming police

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim With the advent of smartphones, members of the public have had the ability to film officers of the law as they go about their duties. And on the occasions that citizens capture them behaving in a questionable manner, these video clips invariably end up being shared on social media… Read more »

The NSW Laws Relating to Drug Detection Dogs

Sniffer dog

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim The 2006 NSW Ombudsman report into the laws regarding the use of drug detection dogs by NSW police remains the most comprehensive study into this aspect of policing that’s ever been undertaken in this state. The statutory review delved into the effectiveness of laws governing the warrantless use of… Read more »

The Crime of Larceny in New South Wales

The Crime of Larceny in New South Wales

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Following the weekend beginning 3 May 2014, Wallabadah service station owner Ivan Hulbert was not a happy man, as he’d basically worked for free over the two day period, after a total of five motorists had failed to pay for their fuel and simply driven off at his New… Read more »

Cybercrime and computer offences in NSW

Cybercrime

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim A 15-year-old student named Jessie left her Bega school in early 2018, after she was bullied by another student, both in person and online. The girl’s parents felt they had no choice but to place their daughter in another school, as staff at the current one failed to take… Read more »