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Section 10 no conviction on appeal for shoplifting offence

Appeal, Criminal Law, Recent Cases, Recent News, Sydney District Court

Sydney District Court – November 2015 Our client was a middle-aged divorcee convicted of shoplifting in Hornsby Local Court after she stole a dress from a neighbouring stall in David Jones, where she was employed. On appeal to the District Court, we persuaded the judge to deal with the matter by way of no conviction […]

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Section 10 on appeal for common assault of nightclub staff

Appeal, Assault, Criminal Law, Recent News, Sydney District Court

Sydney District Court – November 2015 We represented a young woman from Queensland who was convicted for common assault of security staff at a Darlinghurst nightclub during a trip to Sydney. Relying on our successful appeal for her partner and co-offender, we were able to successfully argue that the principle of parity dictated that this […]

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16-month prison sentence reduced to 2 months with time served – Parramatta District Court

Appeal, Apprehended Violence Orders, Assault, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Liverpool Local Court, Parramatta District Court, Recent Cases, Recent News

Our client came to us through a family member after he had been locked up in Liverpool Local Court for 16 months on non-parole for breaching an AVO and assaulting police. Each charge was on the low end of objective seriousness for the type of offending concerned.   We lodged our client’s appeal against severity […]

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Client avoids jail for child sex charges – Penrith District Court

Appeal, Criminal Law, Immediate Release, Penrith District Court, Recent Cases, Suspended Sentence

Penrith District Court – August 2015 Our client was charged with grooming and indecent assault of a minor. He was a relatively naïve young man who had agreed to meet a reasonably mature 15-year old after chatting online. The pair engaged in sexual activities in a car and were interrupted by suspicious police officers. Our […]

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No conviction on appeal in animal cruelty offence

Appeal, Criminal Law, Recent Cases, Recent News, Section 10, Sydney District Court

Sydney District Court – June 2015 Our client instructed us to enter a plea of guilty to an animal cruelty charge. We appeared for her sentencing in the Local Court, but unfortunately the Chief Magistrate could not be persuaded to deal with the matter without conviction. Determined to maintain a clean record, the client instructed […]

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