Posts Categorized: NSW Courts

Courts Cannot Increase Sentences Due to Factors Inherent in the Offence or Unknown to Offenders

Supreme Court symbol

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Mr Crittenden, a resident of the Newcastle suburb of Merewether, was watching television with his wife on the evening of 1 December 2005, when he noticed the light in his kitchen, which he’d recently switched off, had been turned on. On entering the kitchen to investigate, the 62-year-old found… Read more »

Sentence for Drug Supply and Proceeds of Crime Amounted to Double Punishment

Supreme law court

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim After receiving information that one Aaron Edward Hutchinson was involved in the supply of prohibited drugs in the Penrith local area command, police began an investigation in early 2010. An undercover operation was arranged and, in April, Mr Hutchinson supplied an undercover officer with cocaine on three separate occasions…. Read more »

Alleged Whiteley Forgers Acquitted Due to Prosecution’s Omission

Lavender Bay

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim In late 2007, investment banker and Sydney Swans chairman Andrew Pridham bought the painting Blue Lavender Bay for $2.5 million. The purchase was made on the understanding that the artwork had been painted by renowned Australian artist Brett Whiteley. The late artist’s wife, Wendy Whiteley, paid a visit to Mr… Read more »