Miscellaneous

Dismissal of contested AVO, Hornsby Local Court

Our client, a young father, was subject to an AVO taken out by the mother of his child accusing him of violent outbursts and drug abuse. The case went to a hearing and was vigorously contested by both sides. The causes for the AVO were not proved and the AVO was...

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Good behaviour bond for serious assaults

Our client was charged with a series of serious assault and intimidation offences. He was facing the strong possibility of a custodial sentence. After successful negotiation and submissions, our client was released on an 18 month good behaviour bond.

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Mid-range drink driving

Our client was charged with mid-range drink driving, with several aggravating features present. He received a small fine and the minimum disqualification period.

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Release from prison

For a violent breach of an AVO, our client was remanded in custody and facing a full time custodial sentence. After successful negotiation with prosecution and submissions on sentence, our client was released on a suspended sentence less time served.

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17 pills, no conviction – Penrith District Court

Our client was charged with supply after being searched entering a dance festival with 17 pills in a bumbag. After negotiation with the prosecution, the charge was lowered to possession in exchange for a plea of guilty and our client went before the District Court and...

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Leniency for community leader

Our client, an experienced professional in the not-for profit / Indigenous affairs space, was charged with possession of illegal substances, common assault and failure to leave licensed premises. He received a section 10 on the assault and failure to leave charges and...

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Assault occasioning actual bodily harm and robbery

Our client was a rehabilitated drug user charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and robbery. Though the Magistrate indicated a custodial sentence, we were able to successfully persuade the bench to reduce the penalty to an 18 month good behaviour bond,...

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