Client charged with assault with intent to rob in the District Court, potentially facing many years in gaol. After case conferencing with the prosecution, SCDL got the charge downgraded to the Local Court, to be dealt with summarily.
NSW Police issued a spurious AVO against our client. After negotiations from SCDL, the AVO was dismissed, and we are presently making submissions for the police to pay our client’s legal costs.
Client’s wife misappropriated funds from work into his bank account, unbeknownst to him, to the approximate value of a million dollars. SCDL engaged in strenuous negotiations with the defrauded company, who agreed not to press charges.
Client pulled over at a set of lights by an unmarked police car, and charged with speeding 30km over the limit. SCDL presented strong mitigating evidence to the Court which reduced the offence to one of non conviction.
Client charged with alleged in volvement in high profile matter, with a presumption against bail. SCDL persuaded the court that the Crown’s evidence was weak and circumstantial. Result: bail granted.
Client faced charges in the District Court for cultivating 64 prohibited plants in a hydroponic set-up for commercial purposes. SCDL plea bargained with the Crown, eventually resulting in a good behaviour bond.
Client charged with a seriously indictable offence in a District Court trial. Crown wanted more time to put on further evidence. Our client instructed us to seek costs. Result: order that the Crown pay all our client’s legal costs.
Traffic altercation leads to charges of common assault. The defendant made an admission of guilt to the police. He then engaged SCDL and we persuaded the court to dismiss the charges, despite the admission.
Client charged with 15th violent offence, having previously been sentenced to lengthy suspended sentences on the same charges. Result: 3 month good behaviour bond.
Young man charged with malicious damage to property. Charges dealt with under the sec. 32 Mental Health Act, resulting in the dismissal of the charges conditional to a 6 month mental health treatment plan.
Man charged with possession of a prohibited drug after being searched at a music festival. He engaged SCDL and subsequently obtained a section 10 dismissal without conviction.
Client charged with affray and malicious wounding in an alcohol fuelled brawl. SCDL’s negotiation with police was successful and the malicious wounding charge was withdrawn. Result: 10 month good behaviour bond for affray charge.