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Section 10 for morning after offence in Newtown Local Court

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Our client was visiting Sydney from Canberra for a friend’s wedding. At the last minute, the couch at his friend’s place was unavailable, so he and a friend decided to sleep it off in his car. Despite having a long breakfast the next morning before setting off back to Canberra, our client was stopped in […]

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Good behaviour bond for two assault police offences – Manly Local Court

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Our client was a young woman charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and two charges of assault and resist police in execution of duty. She displayed mental health issues at the time of offending, and additionally had a recent family tragedy to grapple with. We made a forceful application for diversion under the Mental […]

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No conviction and fine for repeat graffiti offender

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Our client was a young man with a history of graffiti offences as a juvenile. He also demonstrated some mental health issues, so we made an application under the Mental Health Act. Unfortunately, he had received three diversion orders under the Act previously, so his Honour was not minded to proceed in the same way […]

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Not guilty one count, good behaviour bond for other in workplace sexual assault – Burwood Local Court

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Our client was an elderly medical professional charged with two counts of indecent assault upon a young female employee. We advised our client to plead not guilty to the charges, and after a hearing, one of the charges was made out, and the other was dismissed. We put forward an argument for her Honour to […]

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Interstate resident traffic conviction appealed to District Court

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Our client was a WA mother charged with mid-range PCA while visiting Sydney. She was in WA for the court mention and was convicted in her absence and her licence was disqualified, which meant she could not hold a licence anywhere in Australia. We made an application to annul her conviction, which was successful, and […]

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Dispensation under Mental Health Act for big four bank fraud at Burwood Local Court

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Our client was a young woman with mental issues having grown up in an abusive household. She was charged with fraud after she had moved over $5000 into her personal bank account while working as a clerk at a big four bank in the inner western suburbs. We obtained a psychiatrists’ report and a treatment […]

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Expensive night out for grown-up soccer hooligan

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Our client was a middle-aged man who owned his own business, charged with assault and fail to quit premises after an altercation with bouncers at a leagues club following a night watching the A-League. In submissions to the court, our client’s “assault” was cheekily but relevantly characterised as “more of a cartwheel than a kick”. […]

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Close call for driving disqualified medical emergency

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Our client was charged with driving disqualified the morning after attending to his pregnant girlfriend who was having medical issues. She was staying alone at her parents and requested our client come to assist her. Crisis averted, he drove back to work the following morning and was stopped by police. As valiant as our submissions […]

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Backdated, minimum disqualification for executive charged with high range drink driving, Waverley Local Court

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Our client was an executive charged with high-range drink driving. We advised him to plead guilty, and persuaded the court to impose the minimum period of licence disqualification, which was backdated to the date of the offence.

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Minimum penalty for repeat drink driver, Waverley Local Court

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Our client was a repeat drink driving offender charged with low-range drink driving subsequent offence. We advised him to plead guilty, and moved the court to proceed without conviction, but in light of our client’s prior record, the court was not persuaded, and our client received a small fine and the minimum disqualification period.

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Minimum One charge dropped, appealing another pro bono – Waverley Local Court – nightclub assault

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Our client was charged with assault and fail to quit premises after a night out at a popular eastern beaches hotel. At Waverley Local Court, we managed to get the second charge dropped at hearing due to a mischarging under the Liquor Act. Our client was convicted of the assault charge and we lodged an […]

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No conviction for marijuana growing creative type

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Our client was an artist charged under the Drugs (Misuse and Trafficking) Act after he had been discovered cultivating a marijuana plant at his home amongst other illegal plants. We advised him to plead guilty and made submissions to the court that the decision to cultivate the plant was one borne of novelty rather than […]

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