Man charged with assault occassioning actual bodily harm after a domestic violence dispute. SCDL were engaged in the proceedings and the AVO was dismissed.
Wife took out an AVO against our client, who feared the effect this would have on his relationship with his two children. SCDL entered into negotiations outside the Courtroom, managing to get the AVO dropped by consent and without admission
Long term drug user caught in possession of methamphetamine. SCDL facilitated his referral into the MERIT program and came out with a section 10, no conviction with ongoing drug and alcohol counselling.
Young man on AVO charge previously dealt with in another court. Matter dispensed with by undertakings. Result: no AVO recorded.
Young man soon to be married charged with possession of marijuana. On advice of SCDL, client pleaded guilty resulting in a section 10 dismissal.
Woman charged with common assault and damage to property. We advised her to enter an early plea which minimised the sentence to a fine and a compensation order.
Manager of major car brand gets done DUI. Through SCDL, he receives a Section 10 with a good behaviour bond. No conviction! No loss of licence!
Young man charged with affray after jumping into a fight to help out his mate. Magistrate considered a custodial sentence, until we persuaded him otherwise. Result: Community Service Order.
Client has an AVO brought against him by an ex-girlfriend. He says it’s a bogus claim, and he hasn’t had contact with her since they split up. Matter resolved by consent and without admission.
SCDL client has to defend an AVO brought against him by his ex-partners new boyfriend. Sadly this is another case where an AVO is used in spite. Enter SCDL – case against our client withdrawn.
A series of traffic fines leads to a young lady driving whilst suspended. Maximum fine of $2,200. Mandatory minimum disqualification of 12 months if convicted. Good thing she engaged SCDL. No conviction. She still has her licence.
Defendant pleaded guilty. SCDL fought to keep his record clean. Mission accomplished – offence proved without conviction