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Community service for large corporate fraud – Blacktown Local Court

Blacktown Local Court, Criminal Law, Fraud, Recent Cases, Recent News, Section 32 Mental Health

Blacktown Local Court – July 2015 Our client was charged with stealing from her employer after a $30,000+ loss to the company, a government-owned corporation, was detected. After a thorough internal investigation, our client was accused of stealing shopping vouchers over a long period of time. Our client admitted responsibility for the theft, and instructed […]

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SDRO annulment granted at Waverley Local Court, 6 points reclaimed

Recent Cases, Traffic Law, Waverley Local Court

Waverley Local Court – July 2015 We appeared for a woman who had a fine for a speeding offence turn into an SDRO Enforcement Order. Such orders, once going through internal review, can only be challenged in court. Our client loaned her vehicle to another couple from the UK subject to a ‘home swap’. Upon […]

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Section 10 on suspended license

Downing Centre Local Court, Recent Cases, Recent News, Section 10, Traffic Law

Downing Centre Local Court – July 2015 Our client was a young man with an interest in surfing who instructed us to enter a plea in mitigation for the offence of ‘Drive Whilst Suspended’. Though absent from court and unable to be contacted because he was catching a massive break in the Northern Beaches, our […]

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No conviction on appeal in animal cruelty offence

Appeal, Criminal Law, Recent Cases, Recent News, Section 10, Sydney District Court

Sydney District Court – June 2015 Our client instructed us to enter a plea of guilty to an animal cruelty charge. We appeared for her sentencing in the Local Court, but unfortunately the Chief Magistrate could not be persuaded to deal with the matter without conviction. Determined to maintain a clean record, the client instructed […]

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MDMA at a dance party

Recent Cases

Our client was caught trying to take MDMA into a dance party. At court he received a section 10.

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Conviction annulled for overseas serviceman

Recent Cases

Our client was convicted and fined for traffic offences committed by another while he was on tour with the SAS in Afghanistan. We had the conviction annulled and the case dismissed.

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Jail avoided for repeat offender

Recent Cases

Our client was up for sentencing for a host of charges: assault occasioning actual bodily harm, severe AVO contraventions, driving while disqualified. He was a repeat violent offender, and her Honour was of the view that full time custody was the only option available. However, we persuaded her Honour to suspend the sentence of imprisonment […]

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Kicked and costs – logbook offence

Recent Cases

Our client, a truckie, was charged with entering a false logbook entry on the basis of the distance he claimed to have travelled in a particular timeframe. The prosecuting authority failed to take account of the time difference. Despite this clear defect in the charge and mistake on the part of the prosecutor, the case […]

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Charges dismissed in speeding offence – North Sydney Local Court

Recent Cases

One of our traffic law experts, a former policeman with 13 years’ experience in highway patrol, was in his element grilling a constable during a defended hearing for a speeding offence. The constable had failed to conduct a valid speed check with the result that the charge against our client was defective. After hearing the […]

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No conviction after unsuccessful defended hearing – attempted larceny

Recent Cases

Our client instructed us to plead not guilty to attempted larceny, after he and a mate had been caught trying to tow away an apparently abandoned trailer. At the hearing, we argued claim of right – our client had an honest belief in his legal entitlement to the trailer as abandoned property. The Magistrate was […]

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No penalty for domestic assault

Recent Cases

Our client was convicted of a domestic assault offence. We made submissions in support of a section 10, but considering the message the courts need to send to the community about domestic violence, the Magistrate was not fully persuaded by our submissions. Nevertheless, the Magistrate decided to proceed under s10A, entering a conviction but no […]

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No conviction for possession of ecstasy – Penrith Local Court

Recent Cases

We successfully persuaded the magistrate to proceed by way of section 10 after our client pleaded guilty to possession of MDMA at Penrith Local Court.

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