Client with a long history as a violent juvenile offender charged with common assault occassioning grievous bodily harm. Client refused bail and subsequently contacted SCDL for his bail application. Result: bail granted.
Serial disqualified driver, with a suspension until 2026, caught driving again. Despite facing prison time, SCDL reduced the sentence to a good behaviour bond.
Truck driver facing loss of licence sought SCDL’s advice. We advised him that the max penalty was a fine and therefore the best way to proceed was self-represented. We instructed him on how to do so and he received the minimum penalty.
Client faced years in custody for 50 charges including fraud and breached bonds. SCDL recognised drug addiction as the reason for offending and persuaded the Court as such, resulting in a rehabilitation order instead of jail time.
Repeat drink driving offender charged with low range PCA. SCDL persuaded the court not to convict the client, which would result in a licence disqualification. Instead, the court granted a section 10 dismissal with no disqualification.
Graffiti artist faces jail time for many charges. The police pressed for adjournments, but we resisted. Result: order that the police pay all of our client’s legal costs.
Client charged with defrauding the commonwealth. SCDL negotiated extensively with DPP to lessen charge and ammend the facts if our client pleaded guilty. Result: good behaviour bond.
Bouncer caught with 10 mg of steroids. SCDL persuaded court not to convict resulting in a section 10 dismissal.
Client charged with assault. SCDL mounted a sec. 32 application to have the matter dealt with under the Mental Health Act rather than the criminal law, resulting in the dismissal of the charges conditional to a 6 month mental health plan.
Repeat offender with a long criminal history charged in the District Court with break and enter and stealing. We instigated a psychological assessment and a treatment plan. Result: good behaviour bond including drug and alcohol counselling.
Client accused of assaulting police officer whilst off duty. SCDL defended the matter resulting in a full acquittal, with our client awarded all legal costs.
Parole hearing for inmate serving time for serious offence. Parole refused on previous occassion. Client subsequently engaged SCDL who organised necessary treatment for ongoing rehabilitation. Parole granted.