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Section 10 no conviction for possession of MDMA ecstasy

Criminal Law, Downing Centre Local Court, Drug Offences, Recent Cases, Recent News, Section 10

Downing Centre Local Court – April 2016 Our client was a young tradesman from Newcastle charged with Possess Prohibited Drug after being caught with a capsule of MDMA in the Sydney CBD. He made full admissions to police, and at sentence, we were able to persuade the magistrate to deal with his matter by way […]

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No conviction for possession of MDMA ecstasy

Criminal Law, Downing Centre Local Court, Drug Offences, Recent Cases, Recent News, Section 10

Downing Centre Local Court – April 2016 Our client was a young British citizen on a working holiday who was caught with a bag of MDMA powder attending a DJ event in North Sydney. Despite the fact that he ran away from police and had to be detained with force (he was afraid of the […]

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Short jail sentence for repeat drug and property offender in breach of suspended sentences

Criminal Law, Drug Offences, Manly Local Court, Recent Cases, Recent News

Manly Local Court – March 2016 Our client was a young woman with a seriously long criminal history for offences stemming from her longstanding drug habit. She was sentenced on the basis of 6 different sets of criminal matters, those primarily being property offences in the nature of forged prescriptions, identity offences, and unlawful possession […]

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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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Section 10 no conviction for supplying 20 MDMA ecstasy pills

Criminal Law, Downing Centre Local Court, Drug Offences, Recent Cases, Recent News, Section 10

Downing Centre Local Court – November 2015 Our client was a young woman charged with supplying 20 ecstasy pills after she was found in possession of a quantity drugs at a city train station. She pleaded guilty in the Local Court, and we were able to persuade the magistrate to not impose a conviction and […]

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Should lawyers be punished more severely for breaking the law? Lisa Munro case

Should lawyers be punished more severely for breaking the law? Lisa Munro case

Criminal Law, Drug Offences, Recent News

A senior DPP solicitor has avoided a conviction for being caught in possession of cocaine. In sentencing Lisa Munro, 33, yesterday, Local Court Magistrate Grogin remarked that he was punishing her as a member of the community, not because she was a solicitor caught with drugs. This case raises some interesting principles: should solicitors be […]

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Apparent drug overdose death at Defqon.1 music festival

Apparent drug overdose death at Defqon.1 music festival

Criminal Law, Drug Offences, Recent News

As the festival season commences, there has already been an unfortunate death, apparently from a drug overdose. At western Sydney’s Defqon.1 festival, a 26-year-old man from Perth died after being found unconscious in a tent at 11:30pm on Saturday night and taken to Nepean Hospital. It is not yet confirmed that the man was taking […]

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Criminal defence lawyer refused bail on drugs and other charges

Criminal Law, Drug Offences

A criminal defence barrister from Sydney has been refused bail after being arrested on drugs and other charges on Friday night. Ugo Parente, a solicitor and barrister based at the Liverpool office of Marsdens Law Group, was arrested on Friday evening following a search of his car in Eastlakes which allegedly uncovered quantities of methamphetamine […]

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Art exhibition by Kings Cross injecting centre clients

Criminal Law, Drug Offences

Art exhibition by Kings Cross injecting centre clients Clients of the Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in Kings Cross are participants in an art exhibition taking place at the Kings Cross Neighbourhood Centre. One of the aims of the exhibition is to challenge common stereotypes about those in the community who inject drugs. You can […]

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