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Released from jail on the day for dangerous driving and multiple AVO breaches – Legal Aid matter

Apprehended Violence Orders, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Immediate Release, Legal Aid, Liverpool Local Court, Parramatta Local Court, Recent Cases, Recent News

Liverpool and Parramatta Local Courts – March 2016 Our client was charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, after his ex-partner jumped from his moving car following an argument they had, suffering brain damage. His matter was referred to us on a grant from Legal Aid.  Our client was found guilty on the basis […]

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Community service order for violent breach of AVO – Legal Aid matter

Apprehended Violence Orders, Assault, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Downing Centre Local Court, Drug Offences, Legal Aid, Recent Cases, Recent News

Downing Centre Local Court – March 2016 Our client was a young disadvantaged man of Aboriginal background with a history of drug use and physical abuse, whose matter was referred to us by Legal Aid. He was due to be sentenced for a violent breach of AVO and common assault against his ex-partner, as well […]

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Good behaviour bond only for joyride in fire truck – Legal Aid matter

Campbelltown Local Court, Criminal Law, Legal Aid, Recent Cases, Recent News

Campbelltown Local Court – February 2016 Our client was a retained firefighter charged with a string of offences arising from an allegation that he broke into a fire station, took the truck for a joyride, and crashed it into the station upon returning it. His matter was referred to us on a grant from Legal […]

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Fine only for absent ex-con defendant charged with joyride offence – Legal Aid matter

Criminal Law, Legal Aid, Mt Druitt Local Court, Recent Cases, Recent News

Mt Druitt Local Court – February 2016 Our client was charged with taking his ex-partner’s car without her consent. His matter was referred to us on a grant from Legal Aid.  He had previously served sentences of imprisonment for traffic offences. Despite instructing us to plead not guilty, our client was in Melbourne at the […]

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No further jail time for home invasion offence – Legal Aid matter

Criminal Law, Immediate Release, Legal Aid, Parramatta Local Court, Recent Cases, Recent News

Parramatta Local Court – February 2016 Our client was a young man charged with break, enter & steal and related offences concerning a home invasion committed in company with use of a firearm. His matter was referred to us on a grant from Legal Aid. We prepared a defended committal hearing, at which we were […]

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Section 10 no conviction and dismissal of charge for various offences – Legal Aid matter

Apprehended Violence Orders, Assault, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Downing Centre Local Court, Legal Aid, Recent Cases, Recent News

Downing Centre Local Court – November 2015 Our client was a young Aboriginal man charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm of a neighbour and breaching an AVO by common assault of his ex-partner. His matter was referred to us on a grant from Legal Aid. The complainant neighbour did not appear, and we argued […]

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Community Service Order for Domestic Stabbing – Blacktown Local Court

Assault, Blacktown Local Court, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Legal Aid, Recent Cases, Recent News, Self-Defence

Blacktown Local Court As a member of the Legal Aid General Crime Panel, we were referred a case where a young woman was charged with reckless wounding following a domestic where she had stabbed her partner in the shoulder with a kitchen knife. She instructed us that she was acting in self-defence. We ran her […]

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Charges withdrawn and dismissed in domestic violence Legal Aid case

Apprehended Violence Orders, Assault, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Downing Centre Local Court, Legal Aid, Not Guilty, Recent Cases

We represented a legally aided client in our capacity as member of the General Criminal Law Panel of Legal Aid at the Downing Centre Local Court. He was charged with common assault and breach of an AVO, the complainant being the mother of his child. The case proceeded and we cross-examined the officer in charge, […]

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