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AVO- Everything you need to know

AVO- Everything you need to know

Assault, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Miscellaneous, Recent Cases

AVO- what you need to know   What is an AVO? It is Apprehended Violence Order made to protect a person who fears for his/her or childs own safety from violence, intimidation, or harassment. It is an order made by the Court to restrict the offender from future contact with the victim. You are in […]

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Recreational marijuana use to be made legal in Australia

Recreational marijuana use to be made legal in Australia

Miscellaneous, Recent Cases, Recent News

One of the world’s largest cannabis companies is positioning itself for recreational marijuana use to be made legal in Australia, amid fresh political debate about the proposed reform. Why we shouldn’t prohibit cannabis The adverse social consequences of banning marijuana may outweigh the benefits — and think of the money lost in the process, writes […]

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Why do wealthy people shoplift? An insider interview…

Why do wealthy people shoplift? An insider interview…

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous, Recent Cases, Recent News

Why do wealthy people shoplift? Yesterday, a client told me she stole an $8 jar of olives from Whole Foods and we discussed it. It’s not that she can’t afford it. She’s an heiress. It’s not that she’s selfish. She says she gives generously to charity. She claims to usually be ethical and stresses that […]

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Domestic violence in the household

Domestic violence in the household

Assault, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Miscellaneous, Recent Cases, Recent News

Domestic violence in the household By Yavin Kumar @ Sydney Criminal Defence lawyers   Domestic violence can happen to anyone in any household, and can also occur in many forms and circumstances. In most cases, domestic violence results from an abuse of power or control from one person over another, which can result in horrific […]

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Indecent assault charges dismissed

Assault, Criminal Law, Recent Cases

Fairfield Local Court – Our client was a father of two charged with indecent assault following a complaint made by a salesperson visiting him at home. Confident of our client’s innocence, and in the absence of any independent evidence to the contrary, we maintained a plea of not guilty. At hearing, the complainant and witnesses […]

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Charges withdrawn and trial avoided after successful negotiation – Drug supply

Recent Cases

Our client was a young woman from Sydney charged with Supply Prohibited Drug after picking up some of her brother’s clothes to return to him. We negotiated vigorously with the prosecution up to the date of trial and persuaded them to withdraw the charge. Charges withdrawn and trial avoided after successful negotiation – Drug supply

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Section 10 no conviction for possession of MDMA ecstasy

Criminal Law, Downing Centre Local Court, Drug Offences, Recent Cases, Recent News, Section 10

Downing Centre Local Court – April 2016 Our client was a young tradesman from Newcastle charged with Possess Prohibited Drug after being caught with a capsule of MDMA in the Sydney CBD. He made full admissions to police, and at sentence, we were able to persuade the magistrate to deal with his matter by way […]

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No conviction for possession of MDMA ecstasy

Criminal Law, Downing Centre Local Court, Drug Offences, Recent Cases, Recent News, Section 10

Downing Centre Local Court – April 2016 Our client was a young British citizen on a working holiday who was caught with a bag of MDMA powder attending a DJ event in North Sydney. Despite the fact that he ran away from police and had to be detained with force (he was afraid of the […]

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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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Short jail sentence for repeat drug and property offender in breach of suspended sentences

Criminal Law, Drug Offences, Manly Local Court, Recent Cases, Recent News

Manly Local Court – March 2016 Our client was a young woman with a seriously long criminal history for offences stemming from her longstanding drug habit. She was sentenced on the basis of 6 different sets of criminal matters, those primarily being property offences in the nature of forged prescriptions, identity offences, and unlawful possession […]

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Small fine after successful charge negotiation of allegations of choking in domestic setting

Apprehended Violence Orders, Assault, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Recent Cases, Recent News, Waverley Local Court

Waverley Local Court – March 2016 Our client was a young labourer from the north coast charged with choking and common assault in relation to his partner. On the basis of significant inconsistencies in the partner’s version of events, we negotiated with the prosecution offering to plead to the common assault in exchange for dropping […]

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Released from jail on the day for dangerous driving and multiple AVO breaches – Legal Aid matter

Apprehended Violence Orders, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Immediate Release, Legal Aid, Liverpool Local Court, Parramatta Local Court, Recent Cases, Recent News

Liverpool and Parramatta Local Courts – March 2016 Our 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 […]

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