Posts Categorized: Criminal Law

One-Punch Offender Loses Appeal

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By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim After hearing the news that his recently deceased father’s ashes had been misplaced, James Longworth met with friends at a bar in the Sydney CBD on 6 September 2013. The group watched a football match and drank a large amount of beer. They moved onto to another bar, where… Read more »

NSW Court Confirms that a Substantial Drug Supply Does Not Necessarily Require Prison

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Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim On 23 August 2017, NSW Criminal Court of Appeal (NSWCCA) Justice Carolyn Simpson found that a precedent followed since the 1990 case of R versus Peter Michael Clark was a “judicially imposed constraint” which is inconsistent with the state’s prevailing sentencing legislation. Referred to as the “Clark principle,” the rule outlined that… Read more »

Abuse of Trust: A Significant Aggravating Factor in Indecent Assaults

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By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Between 23 April and 12 June 2014, Central coast physiotherapist Youngjin Jung indecently assaulted seven patients at his Ocean Beach Rd practice in Umina. Over that time, Mr Jung carried out twelve inappropriate acts upon clients with “no professional justification” for doing so. On several occasions, Mr Jung exposed… Read more »