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Good behaviour bond only for assaulting a taxi driver

Assault, Criminal Law, Newtown Local Court, Recent Cases, Recent News

Newtown Local Court – December 2015 Our client was a young labourer charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm of a taxi driver and failing to pay his cab fare. At hearing, we made the small win of challenging the prosecution’s application to correct a defect in the Court Attendance Notice, which meant that our […]

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Section 10 no conviction for supplying 20 MDMA ecstasy pills

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

Downing Centre Local Court – November 2015 Our client was a young woman charged with supplying 20 ecstasy pills after she was found in possession of a quantity drugs at a city train station. She pleaded guilty in the Local Court, and we were able to persuade the magistrate to not impose a conviction and […]

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Section 10 no conviction and dismissal of charge for various offences – Legal Aid matter

Apprehended Violence Orders, Assault, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Downing Centre Local Court, Legal Aid, Recent Cases, Recent News

Downing Centre Local Court – November 2015 Our client was a young Aboriginal man charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm of a neighbour and breaching an AVO by common assault of his ex-partner. His matter was referred to us on a grant from Legal Aid. The complainant neighbour did not appear, and we argued […]

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Section 10 no conviction on appeal for shoplifting offence

Appeal, Criminal Law, Recent Cases, Recent News, Sydney District Court

Sydney District Court – November 2015 Our client was a middle-aged divorcee convicted of shoplifting in Hornsby Local Court after she stole a dress from a neighbouring stall in David Jones, where she was employed. On appeal to the District Court, we persuaded the judge to deal with the matter by way of no conviction […]

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Section 10 no conviction for MID-RANGE drink driving

Downing Centre Local Court, Drink Driving, Recent Cases, Recent News, Traffic Law

Downing Centre Local Court – November 2015 Our client was a single mother charged with mid-range drink driving. She was recovering from the flu and was facing a serious family situation at the time of the offence. Despite the high reading, our client’s clear inebriation and the fact that she was pulled over for talking […]

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No conviction for Eastern Suburbs domestic assault

Assault, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Miscellaneous, Recent Cases, Recent News, Section 10, Waverley Local Court

Waverley Local Court – October 2015 Our client was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm after he bit his boyfriend during an argument following a drinking session. He was also put on a provisional AVO. The boyfriend wrote a character reference for our client indicating that they had resolved their differences and our client was no […]

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Former OMCG chapter President keeps firearms licence

Firearms, Recent Cases, Recent News

NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Administrative Decision – 2015 We represented a former President of a Sydney chapter of an Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) at the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal whose firearm licence was revoked by the Commissioner of NSW Police. The Police, instructing a commercial law firm rather than its in-house law firm, […]

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Community Service Order for Domestic Stabbing – Blacktown Local Court

Assault, Blacktown Local Court, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Legal Aid, Recent Cases, Recent News, Self-Defence

Blacktown Local Court As a member of the Legal Aid General Crime Panel, we were referred a case where a young woman was charged with reckless wounding following a domestic where she had stabbed her partner in the shoulder with a kitchen knife. She instructed us that she was acting in self-defence. We ran her […]

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No conviction for counterfeit money and fraud charges – Southport Magistrates Court (Queensland)

Criminal Law, Recent Cases, Recent News, Section 10, Southport Magistrates Court

We acted for a Sydney-based client who had been charged in Queensland for possessing counterfeit money and fraud after a work trip to the Gold Coast.   The allegation was that our client had paid for items at a restaurant using counterfeit cash, the possession of such being an offence, and thereby defrauding the restaurant. […]

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16-month prison sentence reduced to 2 months with time served – Parramatta District Court

Appeal, Apprehended Violence Orders, Assault, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Liverpool Local Court, Parramatta District Court, Recent Cases, Recent News

Our client came to us through a family member after he had been locked up in Liverpool Local Court for 16 months on non-parole for breaching an AVO and assaulting police. Each charge was on the low end of objective seriousness for the type of offending concerned.   We lodged our client’s appeal against severity […]

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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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Client avoids jail for child sex charges – Penrith District Court

Appeal, Criminal Law, Immediate Release, Penrith District Court, Recent Cases, Suspended Sentence

Penrith District Court – August 2015 Our client was charged with grooming and indecent assault of a minor. He was a relatively naïve young man who had agreed to meet a reasonably mature 15-year old after chatting online. The pair engaged in sexual activities in a car and were interrupted by suspicious police officers. Our […]

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