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Council Offence Case Studies

Real council offence cases. Real results.

As defence lawyers, we have represented a number of clients charged with council offences.

If you have been charged with a a council offence and need advice or representation, call 03 9670 5111 or fill out the form to the right of this page to contact one of our experienced lawyers.

Read our latest council offence case studies

This is a case study on charges of Carry Out Building Work Without Permit resulting in a fine without conviction.

Our client ran his own earth moving and retaining wall business. He had been engaged to build a retaining wall for a man who was conducting works on his …
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This is a case study on building works without permit resulting in a good behaviour bond. What is alleged to have occured? The client contacted our firm after receiving a charge and summons to attend court for an offence committed under the Building Act. The client had constructed an elevated …
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for Possess More Than Twice Catch Limit of Abalone. What is alleged to have occured? Authorised officers of the Fisheries Act intercepted our client with more than twice the catch limit of Greenlip abalone. He was refused diversion when his …
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Our client was charged with several offences under section 126 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Vic) related to destroying tress without permit. The case was unusual as it involved a prosecution based upon absolute liability. Many offences in our justice system require the prosecution to prove that the …
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This is a case study on withdrawing charges of Fail to Comply With Building Order.

Our clients were the directors of a real estate investment company. They were charged with several serious offences under the Building Act 1993 (Vic). The daughter of the client operated a separate business on …
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