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No conviction for professional with multinational company charged with possession at Newtown Local Court

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Our client was a professional lighting designer with an international touring entertainment group. He was charged with possession after being caught with a gram of cocaine. He instructed us that his job required him to tour internationally and a conviction would affect his work prospects. We advised him to plead guilty and convinced the Newtown […]

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Licence appeal: mission accomplished

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Our client was a tour bus operator charged with running a red light in the Sydney CBD. We advised him to plead guilty, and he was convicted and lost his licence at the Downing Centre Local Court. We lodged an appeal against sentence for him, and the result was that our client’s licence was returned […]

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Ex-con repeat traffic offender avoids jail

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Our client was charged with a number of traffic offences after he was caught speeding on the Hume Highway in Goulburn on a disqualified licence. He had already served a term of full-time imprisonment for a driving disqualified offence and this was the eighth time he had been charged with such an offence within the […]

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Fraud charges dismissed at Bankstown Local Court due to unreliable witness

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Our client was a tradesman and owner of a small business who had been charged with fraud. An account manager he dealt with employed by a trade supplies company had already been convicted of fraud in relation to missing goods. The prosecution brief of evidence for our client revealed nothing which knowingly linked him with […]

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Minimum penalty for very high-range New Years’ Eve drink driving

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Our client was charged with driving with high-range prescribed concentration of alcohol aggravated by an extraordinarily high reading. He had been celebrating at a New Years’ Eve party. We submitted that our client’s act was out of tomfoolery more than anything else. He received a $1000 fine and the minimum disqualification period.

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Minimum Licence returned after mishandling by prominent Sydney criminal law firm

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Our client was charged with a number of drink driving offences 2 years ago. He was sentenced to a 3 year disqualification and hefty fines for 2 of the charges. He instructed a large national criminal law firm to appeal his matter, but through their oversight only 1 of the charges was appealed and reduced […]

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Small fine after successful negotiation

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Our client was charged with assault/resist police in execution of duty and fail to leave licensed premises. We made representations to the prosecution to withdraw the more serious assault offence. The prosecution agreed, and our client received a $250 fine for the faile to leave offence.

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Theft offences dealt with under Mental Health Act

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Our client was charged with a number of shoplifting offences. We obtained a medical report which provided that our client was suffering from impulse control disorder in the form of kleptomania at the time of the offences. We made an application under s 32 of the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 to deal with […]

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No conviction for pills at a dance party

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Our client was a young man charged with possession after he was detected carrying a number of pills into a music festival. We advised him to plead guilty, and he received a section 10 good behaviour bond.

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Licence returned on appeal for night-before drink driving offence

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Our client was a middle-aged school teacher charged with mid-range drink driving after having drinks at a family occasion on the previous night. He was convicted and sentenced to the mandatory minimum 6 month licence disqualification period. He instructed us that he required his licence to assist his special needs students complete extracurricular activities, so […]

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Watered-down facts achieve a good behaviour bond

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The facts in our client’s matter indicated a brutal assault; we negotiated with the prosecution for a set of agreed facts consistent with our client’s account. He pleaded guilty and was put on a good behaviour bond.

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No conviction for plea in overseas defendant’s absence

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Our client was a visitor from New Zealand caught with cannabis at a dance party. We advised him to plead guilty and we made an application that his matter proceed in his absence. The matter was resolved by way of a section 10 no conviction.

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