Sydney Criminal Defence Lawyers
Our client’s ex-partner was claiming 80% of their superannuation fund, which we negotiated down to 65% to our client’s satisfaction.
Client charged with driving while suspended, having previously been disqualified twice for DUI and driving while suspended. Despite being a repeat offender, we managed to persuade the Court to grant a section 10, no conviction.
Client crashes his car into two residencies on Australia Day and refuses to give a blood alcohol test, swearing at those on the scene. On the basis that this behaviour was completely out of character, and it was a first offence, our client was released with merely a fine and a licence disqualification, and no bond.
On exiting a club in Kings Cross, out client had an altercation with her ex-boyfriends’s new girlfriend, which resulted in an assault charge. Our client has aspirations to be a police officer, and a conviction could have ruined her career prospects. Despite the current community/media spotlight on violence in Kings Cross, we managed to convince the magistrate to issue a section 10, no conviction.
Client charged with driving while disqualified. Despite having already been convicted of mid-range PCA, driving while suspended and driving while disqualified, all in the past year, we minimised the sentence to a community service order. 3 months later the client was again charged with driving while disqualified. On this occasion we minimised the sentence to an Intensive Corrections Order, again avoiding a custodial sentence, despite the rapid repeat offences.
Client charged with a fourth drink driving offence within 5 years. Despite the fact that the last three offences were all high-range, we limited the sentence to a fine and the minimum disqualification from driving.
The police took out an AVO against our client on behalf of his wife, who purportedly ‘feared for her life particularly in the last few months’. We satisfied the Court that our client had not seen his wife for over three months, and subsequently the AVO was dropped. We also received an order that our client’s legal fees be paid by the applicant.
Client charged with 8 total offences including Reckless Grievous Bodily Harm or Wounding for a domestic altercation with her husband. Facing a maximum penalty of 7 years full time custody, we minimised the sentence to a 12 month suspended sentence.
Client charged with negligent driving occasioning bodily harm. SCDL made submissions to withdraw the occasioning charge, and get a section 10 dismissal of the negligent driving charge, both of which were successful. Costs were also awarded.
Client caught driving under the influence, while taking his child to hospital. SCDL made representations to the court, articulating the mitigating factors, which resulted in a section 10 dismissal, no conviction.
Client charged with high range PCA, with a blood alcohol reading of 3.79%. Despite having 4 previous PCA matters on record, SCDL persuaded the Court to grant an Intensive Corrections Order, avoiding what was a highly likely gaol sentence.
Client with a littered criminal record is charged with fraud while on a good behaviour bond. SCDL made submissions to avoid a gaol term, and was successful, as the Court granted a further bond.