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Charges dismissed and good behaviour bond for Intimidate Police

Assault, Criminal Law, Not Guilty, Parramatta Local Court, Recent Cases, Recent News

Parramatta Local Court – March 2016 Our client was a middle-aged man charged with custody of a baseball bat, intimidation, assault police and intimidate police. On our advice, he pleaded guilty to the baseball bat and assault police offences, and not guilty to the two intimidation offences. At hearing, one of the intimidation offences was […]

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AVO withdrawn after we cross-examine complainant

Apprehended Violence Orders, Domestic Violence, Hornsby Local Court, Not Guilty, Recent Cases, Recent News

Hornsby Local Court – February 2016 Our client instructed us to defend an AVO brought by his wife from whom he had separated. We subjected her to a forceful cross-examination, which soon had her story falling apart. Under threat of pursuing our legal costs if successful, we persuaded the police prosecutor to withdraw the AVO […]

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Rape charge withdrawn in Local Court

Campbelltown Local Court, Criminal Law, Not Guilty, Recent Cases, Recent News, Sexual Offences

Campbelltown Local Court – December 2015 Our client was a young man charged with rape following a complaint from an acquaintance. Confident of our chances at trial, and keen to keep our client’s costs down, we pushed the prosecution along and indicated that we were ready to have our client committed for trial in the […]

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Charges withdrawn and dismissed in domestic violence Legal Aid case

Apprehended Violence Orders, Assault, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Downing Centre Local Court, Legal Aid, Not Guilty, Recent Cases

We represented a legally aided client in our capacity as member of the General Criminal Law Panel of Legal Aid at the Downing Centre Local Court. He was charged with common assault and breach of an AVO, the complainant being the mother of his child. The case proceeded and we cross-examined the officer in charge, […]

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