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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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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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