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Do NOT swear at the magistrate when making a bail application

A high-ranking Finks bikie arrested on gun and drug charges at a North Wollongong industrial unit on Thursday morning will remain behind bars until March after a magistrate decided he was too aggressive to make a bail application. Legal Aid lawyer David Ryan told Wollongong court he had been unable to get proper legal instructions from Troy Fornaciari since his arrest due to the 34-year-old’s ongoing hostility in the police holding cells. Charged: Police allege Troy Fornaciari directed criminal activity within...

Posted on 
February 2, 2018
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Sydney Criminal Defence and Traffic Lawyers
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Supreme Court bail for serious sex offences

Sydney Supreme Court – March 2016Our client was charged with a number of serious sexual assault and intentional wounding and grievous bodily harm offences arising out of an allegedly abusive domestic relationship. With the trial matter pending in the Lismore District Court, we persuaded a Supreme Court judge to grant our client conditional bail, after we pointed to weaknesses in the prosecution and rebutted the prosecution’s hollow argument that our client posed a flight risk.

Posted on 
April 6, 2016
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Sydney Criminal Defence and Traffic Lawyers
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Criminal defence lawyer refused bail on drugs and other charges

A criminal defence barrister from Sydney has been refused bail after being arrested on drugs and other charges on Friday night. Ugo Parente, a solicitor and barrister based at the Liverpool office of Marsdens Law Group, was arrested on Friday evening following a search of his car in Eastlakes which allegedly uncovered quantities of methamphetamine and GHB as well as $3,000 cash suspected to be the proceeds of crime. Parente’s barrister indicated that bail would be applied for on behalf of his client next week at...

Posted on 
June 29, 2015
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Sydney Criminal Defence and Traffic Lawyers
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