South Magistrates Court

No conviction for counterfeit money and fraud charges – Southport Magistrates Court (Queensland)

We acted for a Sydney-based client who had been charged in Queensland for possessing counterfeit money and fraud after a work trip to the Gold Coast.The allegation was that our client had paid for items at a restaurant using counterfeit cash, the possession of such being an offence, and thereby defrauding the restaurant.We briefed a Queensland barrister to defend our client at trial, and on the day, after negotiation with the prosecution and on our and counsel’s advice, our client decided to plead to the...

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