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Good behaviour bond only for joyride in fire truck – Legal Aid matter

Campbelltown Local Court – February 2016Our client was a retained firefighter charged with a string of offences arising from an allegation that he broke into a fire station, took the truck for a joyride, and crashed it into the station upon returning it. His matter was referred to us on a grant from Legal Aid. Originally to be dealt with at trial in the District Court, we persuaded the DPP to relinquish the matter to NSW Police to prosecute in the Local Court, where the maximum penalties are 2 years’ jail only....

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April 6, 2016
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Sydney Criminal Defence and Traffic Lawyers
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Released from jail on the day for dangerous driving and multiple AVO breaches – Legal Aid matter

Liverpool and Parramatta Local Courts – March 2016Our client was charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, after his ex-partner jumped from his moving car following an argument they had, suffering brain damage. His matter was referred to us on a grant from Legal Aid. Our client was found guilty on the basis that his continuing to drive after his ex opened the door to the car, took her seatbelt and said she would jump out, fell below the minimum standards of care expected of a driver to the...

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April 6, 2016
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Sydney Criminal Defence and Traffic Lawyers
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No further jail time for home invasion offence – Legal Aid matter

Parramatta Local Court – February 2016Our client was a young man charged with break, enter & steal and related offences concerning a home invasion committed in company with use of a firearm. His matter was referred to us on a grant from Legal Aid. We prepared a defended committal hearing, at which we were confident on having the main charge downgraded to an enter with intent offence, and two others dismissed for lack of evidence. The prosecution offered our client a deal which would keep the matter in the Local...

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April 6, 2016
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Sydney Criminal Defence and Traffic Lawyers
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