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No conviction for foreign national caught with cocaine

Recent Cases

Our client was an Irish national who inadvertently produced a bag of cocaine in front of police after he had been ejected from a nightclub and was arguing with bouncers. He was charged with possession and remaining in the vicinity of a licensed venue after being turned out. We advised him to plead guilty and […]

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Minimum disqualification for young drink driver with traffic record – Blacktown Local Court

Recent Cases

Our client was a young man charged with driving with mid-range PCA. Despite suffering extra-curial punishment in the form of being retrenched from his job as a result of his licence suspension, the court insisted on entering a conviction, in light of the short period of time in which our client had held a drivers […]

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Client on suspended sentence avoids jail for drug supply

Recent Cases

Our client was serving a suspended sentence when his house was searched and a large quantity of ice was discovered. He initially pleaded not guilty, but changed his plea midway through the hearing at the Local Court. We successfully sought a home detention order, notwithstanding our client’s breach of his suspended sentence, thereby keeping him […]

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Costs and section 10 for police bungling in affray matter

Recent Cases

Our client gave us instructions to plead not guilty to affray after he was charged following a bar brawl. The police indicated on the day of the hearing that they were not ready to proceed, and were granted an adjournment. We successfully sought our costs for appearing on that occasion. In the interim, the police […]

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Assault and AVO dismissed Bankstown Local Court

Recent Cases

Our client was charged with assault and an AVO was taken out against him. The complainant did not turn up on the day of the hearing and the prosecution sought an adjournment. We informed the Court that we would not seek costs if the matters were dismissed. The prosecution to withdraw the criminal charge and […]

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Mental Health Act diversion for larceny offences

Recent Cases

Our client was charged with two counts of larceny committed in the Redfern area. Our client’s offending was marked by mental health issues. Accordingly, we made an application for our client’s matter to be diverted from criminal proceedings under section 32 of the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act. The Magistrate agreed and put our client […]

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Appeal for negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm- We got a Section 10

Recent Cases

Our client was charged with negligent driving after he was involved in a traffic accident with a motorcyclist in which our client was at fault. The motorcyclist was really seriously injured. We represented our client in Newtown Local Court, where he was convicted and placed on a community service order. We appealed the decision to […]

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Section 10 on appeal for negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm

Recent Cases

Our client was on a good behaviour licence when he was caught on camera failing to stop at a stop sign. Despite facing loss of his licence, we successfully argued for client to keep his licence, and his matter was dismissed under section 10.

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No loss of licence after failing to stop while on a good behaviour licence

Recent Cases

Our client was on a good behaviour licence when he was caught on camera failing to stop at a stop sign. Despite facing loss of his licence, we successfully argued for client to keep his licence, and his matter was dismissed under section 10.

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Costs awarded for AVO dismissal Sutherland Local Court

Recent Cases

Our client had an AVO taken out against him. Only on the day of hearing did the police inform us that the complainant was in custody and no longer wished to pursue the matter. We successfully sought an order for our costs, which was granted. It is very rare to get costs under the Domestic […]

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Minimum disqualification for UK licence holder

Recent Cases

Our client was a UK national who was detected driving with a fairly hefty 0.10 BAC level, placing her well in the mid-range PCA offence. We made submissions in mitigation of penalty, and the court imposed the minimum period of disqualification and a small fine.

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Suspension period reduced on licence appeal

Recent Cases

Our client appealed a three month suspension period after he lost his licence due to demerit points. Appealing the suspension, we were successful in reducing our client’s suspension period to 14 days.

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