Sydney Criminal Defence Lawyers

Australia Day car crash

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.

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Cruel romance in King’s Cross

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.

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5 charges within a year

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.

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AVO between husband and wife dropped, with an order for our costs

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.

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