Recent Cases

Jail avoided for repeat offender

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...

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Kicked and costs – logbook offence

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...

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No penalty for domestic assault

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....

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