All Robbery Case Studies

Below is a list of all our published robbery case studies.

This is a case study on a bail application for driving offences and other charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a young man who failed to attend court for matters related to an alleged attempted robbery of a shop and assaults committed in a train. Some ...
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This is a case study involving multiple driving charges and other offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with numerous offences ranging from drugs, weapons, assault, and multiple traffic violations. These charges predated our client’s first court appearance for a drug offending and no other offences ...
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This is a case study on Refuse Breath Test, traffic offences, and drug offences resulting in a fine and a "not guilty" verdict for the first offence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was facing multiple charges involving both traffic and non-traffic offences. He was listening to the ...
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This is a case study on traffic offences resulting in a moderate fine and the mandatory minimum period for licence cancellation. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was facing charges of Refuse Breath Test and Disobey Right Turn Sign. The police pulled her over after seeing her do ...
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This is a case study on traffic offences, DUI, and Reckless Conduct Endangering Serious Injury that resulted in an adjourned undertaking without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a 20-year old man who decided to drive home after drinking with friends. He was using his father’s ...
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This is a case study on Exceed PCA charges resulting in a financial penalty and a licence cancellation for the statutory minimum period. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Exceed PCA 49(1)(f) and 49(1)(b) following a collision into a road barrier. She was caught by ...
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This is a case study on Exceed PCA and Drive Disqualified involving an accident that was attributed to pedestrian negligence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Exceed PCA and Drive Disqualified following a road accident that involved a pedestrian. It must be noted that the ...
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Our client was facing multiple traffic charges including two drink driving offences following an accident that left a bike rider injured. What is alleged to have occured? She had attended a farewell party and was driving home when she collided with the bike rider. Other aggravating circumstances (apart from the ...
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This is a case study on drug driving and other traffic offences resulting in a good behaviour bond with no order against licence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a truck driver who was charged with drug driving following a drug test administered by the highway patrol ...
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This is a case study on several traffic offences and an Exceed PCA charge resulting in a fine and a licence cancellation for a minimal period. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with multiple driving offences after getting caught by the police one early morning. He ...
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This is a case study on drink driving and other traffic offences that led to a sentence of a good behaviour bond. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was facing several traffic offences which include both drink driving and non-drink driving. The drink driving offences arose from a ...
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This is a case study on Exceed PCA charges resulting in a fine with no order made against licence. The offending was the accused's second drink driving offence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was facing charges of Exceed PCA 49(1)(b) and 49(1)(f) after having been found with ...
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This is a case study on Exceed PCA charges and Driving Disqualified resulting in a wholly suspended sentence and financial penalty. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was facing a total of 3 charges for various traffic offences. Specifically, the charges were: Exceed PCA 49(1)(b) Exceed PCA 49(1)(f) ...
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This is a case study on charges of Exceed Prescribed Concentration of Drugs resulting in a licence disqualification for a reduced period. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was previously sentenced on charges of Exceed Prescribed Concentration of Drugs – 49(1)(i) and 49(1)(h). He is a commercial truck ...
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Our client was facing charges of Refuse Breath Test and Refuse to Give Blood Sample apart from 3 other criminal charges (Burglary, Theft, and Criminal Damage). What is alleged to have occured? The allegations were that our client broke into his employer’s petty cash one night and stole an amount ...
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This is a case study on Exceed PCA and Careless Driving offences resulting in a licence disqualification that was kept to a minimum. What is alleged to have occured? Our client lost control of his vehicle and accidentally drove into a shop, writing off his car and another car in ...
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This is a case study on allegations of Exceed Prescribed Concentration of Alcohol resulting in a "not guilty" verdict. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Exceed Prescribed Concentration of Alcohol following allegations by 3 police officers that they saw our client enter his car then ...
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Our client was facing multiple traffic offences including the following drink driving charges: Driving Under the Influence Exceed Prescribed Concentration of Alcohol 49(1)(b) Exceed Prescribed Concentration of Alcohol 49(1)(f) What is alleged to have occured? She was found to have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.2%. Part of the allegations ...
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Our client was charged with Driving Under the Influence and Careless Driving. He was a 19-year old man with no record of any court appearances. He has an outstanding academic record and is included in the top 400 students in Victoria during his VCE year. During the time of his ...
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Our client was charged with Driving Whilst Impaired By Drug after he was caught by the police driving across the road into oncoming traffic. What is alleged to have occured? The circumstances surrounding this event was likely to result in a large amount of fine and a licence disqualification period ...
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This is a case study on drug driving and driving whilst disqualified which, in effect, led to a charge of Breach of Suspended Sentence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client tested positive for cannabis and methamphetamines following a random drug driving test conducted by the police. During this ...
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This is a case study on withdrawing a drink driving charge involving a delay of 12 years between the filing of the charge and the first hearing. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with drink driving in late 2001 after having been found with a blood ...
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This is a case study on Exceed PCA charges committed for the 4th time, but nevertheless led to a good result in a way of a fine without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was facing charges of Exceed PCA 49(1)(b) and 49(1)(f). He was caught during ...
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This is a case study on drink driving offences resulting in a financial penalty without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was driving along High Street in Preston when he was stopped by the police for a random breath test. He was found to have a blood ...
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This is a case study on Exceed PCA charges resulting in a Community Corrections Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client got into an accident while driving a vehicle. He was found to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.166% and was eventually charged with: Exceed PCA ...
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This is a case study on a successful sentence appeal for a drink driving charge which resulted in a Community Correction Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was originally charged for drink driving after having been found with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.180. He was represented ...
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Our client was charged with Exceed Prescribed Concentration of Alcohol 49(1)(B) and 49(1)(F). He also faced an additional charge for driving whilst disqualified. What is alleged to have occured? The circumstances surrounding these offences were not favourable. He had already been previously sentenced 3 times for drink driving and was ...
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This is a case study on a Refuse Breath Test charge which ultimately got withdrawn. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Refuse Breath Test following an incident at a fast food restaurant. It was alleged that our client was driving his car, ordered food from ...
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This is a case study on a successful sentence appeal for an Exceed PCA charge and two other traffic offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client wanted to appeal his sentence that was handed down by the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court for the following traffic charges: Exceed PCA Drive ...
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This is a case study on charges of Exceed PCA and State False Name and Address resulting in a financial penalty and a licence cancellation for the mandatory minimum period. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Exceed PCA 49(1)(b) and 49(1)(f) after having been found ...
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This is a case study on Exceed PCA and other traffic offences resulting in a minimum licence penalty without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was an 18-year old man who got into a car accident while under the influence of alcohol. His car was written off ...
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This is a case study on charges of Refuse Breath Test and General Duty of Driver or Person in Charge of Motor Vehicle resulting in a withdrawal of the first charge and a fine for the remaining traffic offence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was subjected to ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Culpable Driving Causing Death resulting in a “not guilty” verdict. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was facing a charge of Culpable Driving Causing Death at the Melbourne County Court following a road accident involving an elderly person. She ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Culpable Driving Causing Death heard in the County Court. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been drinking with his best friend at a birthday party. He left after someone made a comment to him which he found offensive ...
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This is a case study involving charges of Dangerous Driving Causing Death and Serious Injuries. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was facing charges of Dangerous Driving Causing Death and Dangerous Driving Causing Serious Injury at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. The circumstances of the case involve him, his ...
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This is a case study that involves withdrawing a Dangerous Driving charge. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was facing multiple traffic charges following allegations by the police that she was driving a car and was seen doing a protracted burn out on a street. As there were ...
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This is a case study on charges of Speeding and Dangerous Driving. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was facing charges of Dangerous Driving and Exceed Speed Limit at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court. Although he admitted to the speeding charge, he was however disputing whether his manner of ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of good behaviour bond for Careless Driving. What is alleged to have occured? The police charged our client with Careless Driving following a road accident that caused no injury to any person but which otherwise resulted in a major traffic inconvenience. We ...
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This is a case study on a bail application for Unlicensed Driving and Theft charges. What is alleged to have occured? Police was refusing bail for our client for reasons that he continues to engage in criminal activities to support his drug habit. He was already on two counts of ...
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This is a case study on an appeal against a prison term for driving whilst suspended. What is alleged to have occured? Our client wanted to appeal a 2-month term of imprisonment handed down by the Magistrates’ Court for a charge of Driving Whilst Suspended. He had already been previously ...
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This is a case study on a bail application for traffic and drug charges. What is alleged to have occured? The police charged our client with Driving Disqualified and several other drug offences. The allegations were that our client was trafficking 12 kilograms of cannabis and was in possession of ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of good behaviour bond for drug possession. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was pulled over by the police for driving erratically. There was an issue with his headlights and he had made an illegal right hand turn. These things ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of adjourned undertaking for Behave in an Indecent Manner. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with two (2) offences involving public nudity, one being much more serious than the other. Before and after the conduct, the client was ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Contravene Family Violence Intervention Order whilst on bail. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with breaching an intervention order by attending at their family home. During the alleged offending, the client was also on bail for the ...
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This is a case study on reducing Dangerous Driving Causing Serious Injury to Careless Driving. Following our client’s interview and the investigation, he was charged with Dangerous Driving Causing Serious Injury. At the time of the alleged offence, the client had no relevant criminal history and was 51 years old ...
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This is a case study on a bail application for multiple counts of Theft as well as a charge of Handle Stolen Goods. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with numerous counts of Theft whilst on a Community Corrections Order for the same type of offence ...
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This is a case study on pleading guilty to Dangerous Driving. Our client was aged 61 at the time of the alleged offending and had no relevant prior court history. What is alleged to have occured? The incident occurred during the client’s employment as a bus driver wherein it was ...
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This is a case study on a bail application for Arson whilst on CCO for similar offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was on a Community Correction Order for Arson charges when it was alleged that he had committed further offences. The new offending resulted in further ...
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This is a case study on a diversion application for Use a Carriage Service in a Harassing Manner. Our client’s relevant personal circumstances were that he was 37 years old, married, and had no previous court history. He had migrated to Australia from Romania and, since settling in Australia, had ...
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This is a case study on withdrawing an Affray charge. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Affray along with 10 others following an incident at a local restaurant in Sunshine. It began between 2 rival groups resulting in a significant damage to the restaurant and ...
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This is a case study on Exceed Speed Limit at 50/h above the limit. Our client had been charged with driving 148km/h in a 100-zone. If you get caught going this quickly, you’re looking at a mandatory minimum license suspension of 12 months. Unfortunately the law in this area is ...
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This is a case study on family violence where an accused becomes at risk of being deported. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was in custody following allegations of very serious family violence offences against their ex-partner. These offences were alleged to have been committed in breach of ...
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This is a case study on family violence offences that got withdrawn. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was facing family violence charges against their ex-partner. These charges, as they are related to family violence, are notoriously hard to have withdrawn as prosecution policy dictates that charges of ...
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This is a case study on family violence involving persons with mental health issues. Our client had been involved in a domestic dispute with her partner and 000 was called. It was a high stress situation which was heightened by the fact that both people involved had considerable mental health ...
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This is a case study on charges of Handle Stolen Goods and Deal With Property Suspected of Being Proceeds of Crime. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was at home with his family when the police executed a search warrant at his home. During the search, the client ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for assaulting police officers and resisting arrest.Our client was sitting at a St Kilda bar after spending most of the afternoon and night drinking. He worked in a demanding job and lately he had been managing his stress by increasing ...
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This is a case study on deferring a sentence for a youth charged with numerous offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a young man who was heading down the wrong path. He had made a new group of friends. He was gambling, using party drugs, and ...
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This is a case study on an application for diversion for Theft. The client had no previous court history and was gainfully employed. Through his employment, he was also supporting his wife and young children. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with stealing several grocery items ...
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This is a case study on withdrawing a personal safety intervention order. Our client had owned his house for twenty years. Over this time the neighbourhood had changed significantly, and of course so had the neighbours. A young family eventually moved in next door and relationships were initially friendly. Home ...
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Our client was charged with Use Carriage Service to Menace and Threats to Inflict Serious Injury. She was 24 years old at the time of the offence and had no prior court appearances. What is alleged to have occured? The factual circumstances of the offence were that our client had ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of adjourned undertaking without conviction for Unlawful Assault. Our client was a young man. He had been in a volatile relationship for many years and it had finally broken down completely. He was a hard worker, and was living alone trying to ...
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This is a case study on a successful sentence appeal for Burglary and Theft charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged with a number of offences including Burglary and Theft. He had pleaded guilty at an early stage and, despite being relatively young, had also ...
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This is a case study on showing exceptional circumstances in a contested bail application. The Bail Act was amended in 2018. A significant consequence of the amendments is that bail is much more difficult to achieve for a person accused of committing certain offences whilst already on bail for other ...
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This is a case study on sexual and assault charges resulting in a Community Corrections Order (CCO). What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with sexual offending against a number of complainants that occurred at a function. The matter commenced as a filing hearing and went through ...
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This is a case study on charges of Indecent Act With Child Under 16 with a similar prior. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with behaving inappropriately towards a child under the age of 16 in a shopping centre. The accusations against the client included touching ...
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This is a case study on charges of DUI and Exceed PCA resulting in a fine with no conviction. Our client was charged with Drive Under the Influence of Alcohol (s. 49(1)(a)) and Exceed Prescribed Concentration of Alcohol (s. 49(1)(b)). She was 61 years old and, at the time of ...
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This is a case study on a second breach of County Court CCO resulting in a fine and cancellation of the Community Corrections Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had contravened his Community Corrections Order because of non-compliance and further offending. To add to his troubles, the ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of adjourned undertaking for shoptheft. The case proceeded as a plea of guilty. After a plea in mitigation, the client avoided conviction and was ordered to comply with an adjourned undertaking to be of good behaviour, and to continue to receive treatment ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of CCO for Intentionally and Recklessly Cause Injury. The complainants in this matter were the client's grandchildren and they were in the client's care. What is alleged to have occured? The client was charged with Intentionally Causing Injury, Recklessly Causing Injury, and ...
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This is a case study on downgrading Threat to Kill and Criminal Damage charges. The client was aged 25 at the time of the offending. He had a relevant prior for a similar offending but he was employed on a full-time basis and had remained so employed as at the ...
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This is a case study on a diversion for prohibited weapon offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client bought a bottle of pepper spray online and took it to a pub with his friends. As a joke, he sprayed it. The pepper spray went through the air vents ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of Community Corrections Order that got cancelled. Our client had breached his County Court Community Corrections Order for the second time because of non-compliance and further offending. The original offending for which he was placed on the order was an unplanned armed ...
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This is a case study involving a charge of Exceed PCA with a BAC of over 0.15%. Our client was charged with Exceed PCA (blood alcohol concentration or BAC at 0.221%) and Careless Driving. She was a teacher by profession and had an otherwise exemplary record. Her case proceeded as ...
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This is a case study on a deferral of sentence for Breach CCO and Theft charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had breached her Community Corrections Order (CCO) for a second time due to non-compliance. There had also been further offending in the same period and these ...
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This is a case study on an appeal against conviction for a charge of Rape. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was in a relationship with a woman for around a year and a half. After they broke up, she made an allegation to the police that during ...
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This is a case study on theft and driving offences resulting in a diversion sentence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was alleged to have stolen a set of number plates from a parked vehicle and fitted them to her own unregistered vehicle. This was in order for ...
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This is a case study on charges of Upskirting and Possession & Production of Child Abuse Material. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with observing the genital and anal region of a woman with the aid of a device, more commonly known as ‘upskirting’. The allegation ...
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This is a case study on withdrawing a charge of Driving Without Headlights. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a taxi driver who had previously elected to take the 1 x point option on his licence after accruing a number of demerit points over time. On the ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Drive Whilst Disqualified resulting in a fine with no licence disqualification. Our client was charged with two counts of Driving Whilst Disqualified against section 30 of the Road Safety Act 1986 (Vic). The offences were committed less than two months apart ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of adjourned undertaking for Obtaining Property By Deception and Possess Drug of Dependence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was initially charged with a range of dishonesty and deception offences totalling close to $26,000.00 in overall value. The allegations were ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of Community Correction Order for multiple driving offences. Our client was charged with 12 driving offences including Driving an Unregistered Vehicle, Driving Whilst Under the Influence of Drugs, and three counts of Driving Whilst Disqualified against section 30 of the Road Safety ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of Community Corrections Order (CCO) for family violence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged following a family violence incident where he had discharged a toy pellet gun in the direction of his partner who was holding their infant ...
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This is a case study on assault charges arising from alcohol-fueled violence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client went out drinking one night with his friends in the city. They all had too much to drink, and got involved in a street fight with another group of young ...
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This is a case study on charges of Possession of Child Pornography and Access Child Porn Using Carriage Service. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was found to be in possession of a quantity of child exploitation material (or child pornography) on his electronic devices and hard drives ...
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This is a case study on a diversion application for Aggravated Burglary as well as Theft charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a 16-year old young man with no prior record. He was charged with two separate offences of Aggravated Burglary on commercial premises. He attended ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of CCO for Theft involving breach of trust. What is alleged to have occured? Our client handled monies as part of his official role in a local community sporting club. The funds he received during the period of the offending were meant ...
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This is a case study involving an accused charged with sexual assault of a police officer. What is alleged to have occured? Our client, a male in his mid 50s, was charged with sexual assault of a police officer. The circumstances of the offending were that he had been in ...
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This is a case study on bail variation in a child pornography case, specifically to allow child contact. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was arrested and a search warrant was executed at his home on the same day. Australian Federal Police (AFP) were looking for child pornography ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of good behaviour bond for violence offending. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with violence offences relating to hitting and causing injury to his housemate and threatening to kill her. An intervention order was applied for and granted ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of Community Corrections Order for Trafficking Drugs of Dependence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had a number of charges for Trafficking in Drugs of Dependence. The police had executed a search warrant at her house where there were various ...
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This is case study on a bail application for Cultivation in a Commercial Quantity of Cannabis. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Cultivation in a Commercial Quantity of a Narcotic Plant, namely cannabis. He came before the court in his mid 50’s for the first ...
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This is a case study on withdrawing Threat to Inflict Serious Injury charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with threatening serious injury to his ex-girlfriend. The allegation was that he sent her a message saying that he was going to ‘jazz’ her – which meant ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for Theft with a similar prior. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with a relatively minor shop theft ($200) from a store in the Melbourne CBD. She came before the court in her 50’s. Having a ...
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This is case study on charges of Assault and Careless Driving resulting in a financial penalty. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with several offences following a road rage incident. He was veering in and out of his lane and the victim’s car nearly did his ...
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This is a case study on fighting an intervention order resulting in the order being struck out. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was served with an application by the police for an intervention order on behalf of a family member. The parties worked together in separate parts ...
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This is a case study on drug possession and trafficking charges resulting in a deferral of sentence. Our client was found unconscious inside his car in a suburban street. Local residents saw him slumped over in the car and called the police. The police could not wake him by banging ...
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This is a case study on Criminal Damage and assault charges involving an accused with schizophrenia. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was arrested for attacking a police station. He threw a rock through a window, damaged some cars, and made threats to police officers. On the face ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Sexual Assault resulting in a not guilty verdict. Our client was a small scale property developer who develops town houses on blocks formerly occupied by a single residence. He was in his late 60s, married with adult children, and had never ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for a one-punch offence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Intentionally Causing Injury to a teenage old girl by way of “one punch”. This act caused the girl to stumble, fall, and hit her head ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Obtaining Property By Deception involving a theft from employer. Our client was employed at one of the big banks as a teller. During the course of his employment, he was experiencing financial difficulty which eventually led to the offending. It was ...
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This is a case study on breaching a County Court CCO involving an accused with exceptional and compassionate circumstances. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had a very long criminal history comprising mainly of driving offences. He received a prison sentence for new driving charges in the Magistrates ...
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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 property ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for Unlawful Assault With a Weapon and withdrawal of threat charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client’s housemates called the police after he allegedly threatened to kill one of them. The police attended and found our client asleep ...
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This is a case study on withdrawing a charge of Contravene Personal Safety Notice. There was an interim Personal Safety Intervention Order (PSIO) taken out against our client by his neighbour who lived down the hall from the client. Our client has serious and complicated mental health problems. He regularly ...
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This is a case study on Drive Unregistered Motor Vehicle and fraud-related traffic charges. The client made full admissions to the police and subsequently sent a letter of apology to them. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with fraudulently using false registration plates, fraudulently using/altering compliance ...
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This is a case study involving a sentence of fine without conviction for Driving Whilst Suspended. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with two counts of Driving Whilst Suspended. He lost his licence due to demerit points which accrued due to excessive speeding. The first time ...
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This is a case study involving the use of Renzella time on a charge of Breach Community Corrections Order (CCO). What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with breaching a Community Corrections Order (CCO) for not completing his community work hours and for committing further offending during ...
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This is a case study on assault charges whilst on Community Corrections Orders. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was alleged to have had repeatedly punched a work mate to the head during an argument, causing him to lose consciousness. The victim was hospitalised and still experiences vision ...
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This is a case study on drug and weapons charges resulting in a Community Correction Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with trafficking cannabis as well as weapons possession charges after a search was executed by the police on the client’s home. The client engaged ...
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This is a case study on charges of Unlawful Assault leading to a Family Violence Case Review. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was accused of having assaulted his wife on several different occasions. The offending was alleged to include choking his wife with both hands, pushing her, ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for Fail to Store Firearm in Secure Manner. Victoria Police were conducting random audits of compliance with storage requirements for firearms. Our client had been a registered firearms holder for approximately 30 years. When the police attended at his business ...
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Our client was charged with two counts each of Theft of Motor Vehicle and Commit Indictable Offence Whilst on Bail. These are very serious offences which often carry terms of imprisonment. The aggravating features of the motor vehicle thefts were that: They were committed whilst on bail There were two ...
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This is a case study on Fail to Comply With Reporting Obligations resulting in a fine with conviction. The client was previously sentenced in relation to sexual offending and was placed on the Sex Offender Register for a period of 8 years. He had completed nearly two years, to date ...
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This is a case study on a a sentence of fine without conviction for Fail to Comply With Reporting Obligations. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a registered offender under the Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004. He was charged with 10 separate breaches of his reporting obligations ...
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This is a case study on Court Integrated Support Program for drug offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Traffick Drug of Dependence (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) and Possess Drug of Dependence. The police case was that our client and his associate were observed in a car to ...
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This is a case study on withdrawing Recklessly Cause Injury and assault charges. Recklessly Cause Injury is a serious offence, especially in the context of family violence where the victim is a female family member. Section 15 of the Crimes Act 1958 defines an "injury" as – Harm to mental ...
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This is a case study on applying for bail for Armed Robbery. Armed robbery is a schedule 2 offence which means that we had to satisfy the magistrate hearing the bail application that ‘compelling circumstances' existed as to why his remand in custody was not justified. ‘Compelling circumstances' is a ...
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This is a case study on pleading guilty to Handling Stolen Goods and other charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had four matters involving handling stolen goods, drug possession, and weapons possession. He has a long history of similar offending and the matters before the court on ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of Community Corrections Order for Fail to Answer Bail. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with a huge deception offence ($56,000) against their employer by lodging false time sheets during the operational period of a suspended sentence. This ...
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This is a case study on charges of Stalking and Using a Carriage Service to Harass resulting in a financial penalty. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Stalking and Using a Carriage Service to Harass. The conduct involved him sending extremely sexually explicit and suggestive ...
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This is a case study on pleading guilty to a Robbery charge. Our client had been accused of Robbery, Recklessly Causing Injury, and Possessing an Imitation Firearm. She and her co-accused were accused of organising to purchase two brand new mobile phones from Gumtree with the intention of stealing them ...
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Our client was a respondent to an intervention order taken out by their ex-partner. One of the conditions that the ex-partner wanted on the order would have meant that our client be excluded from attending a karaoke venue, which was a location that our client attended weekly with friends. What ...
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This is a case study on withdrawing a Reckless Conduct Endangering Serious Injury charge Our client was driving in his vehicle in moderate to heavy traffic. There was a car in front of him which pushed into his lane. The rear windshield of that vehicle smashed and the driver was ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of good behaviour bond for Theft What is alleged to have occured? Our client faced charges relating to minor theft of a wallet and the subsequent use of a credit card from that wallet. During the period of this matter, the client ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of good behaviour bond for insurance fraud. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was one of seven people involved in an insurance fraud enterprise. One of his co-offenders (the primary offender) purchased second hand cars from car auctions and would ...
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This is a case study involving a bail application for family violence whilst on a Community Corrections Order for another family violence against a different victim. What is alleged to have occured? The police was making an application to remand our client into custody following an allegation of family violence ...
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This is a case study on an application for diversion for Careless Driving. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was driving alone in their vehicle when they lost concentration and failed to negotiate a sweeping bend in the roadway. The client had been driving for a lengthy period ...
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This is a case study on family violence involving an accused with cognitive disability. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Breaching a Safe Contact Intervention Order, Assault, Possessing Cannabis, and Criminal Damage. The victim in this matter was the client’s mother. The allegations were that ...
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This is a case study on dismissing a Possess Drug of Dependence charge What is alleged to have occured? Our client’s partner called us in the middle of the night saying that his partner had been arrested on drug charges. Because our firm offers a 24/7 phone line, we were ...
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This is a case study on family violence in the presence of children. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was alleged to have assaulted his partner during a heated argument where both of them had been consuming alcohol. Their two young children were said to have observed the ...
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This is a case study on maintaining Working With Children's Check pending outcome of criminal charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client and his girlfriend were both charged with Intentionally Cause Injury. The circumstances of the alleged offending were that our client, his girlfriend, and some of their ...
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This is a case study on drug trafficking and possession of drug of dependence and controlled weapon. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Trafficking in a Drug of Dependence together with related charges of drug possession and possession of a controlled weapon. He was found ...
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This is a case study on Group Conferencing Program for Robbery offences committed by a young person. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a young man who had been charged with Robbery offences against other young people in the western suburbs, targeting mobile phones and headphones. Initially, ...
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This is a case study on getting a diversion twice for drug and bail offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was accused of cultivating a cannabis plant in a specially built growing cupboard which was detected during an inspection of the property. He subsequently was charged with ...
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This is a case study on driving whilst suspended on a court-imposed suspension. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Driving Whilst Suspended following a court-imposed suspension for excessive speed, which is an aggravating feature of the offending. The matter also involved deception as the client ...
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This is a case study on fighting an interim intervention order. What is alleged to have occured? The Police made an application for an intervention order (IVO) on behalf of the protected person. The allegation was that our client grabbed the protected person in a headlock outside of a small ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of Community Corrections Order for road rage offences. What is alleged to have occured? Following a brief verbal argument with another driver, our client and the other driver stopped their vehicles on the side of the road. Our client then approached the ...
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This is a case study on a Breach Intervention Order charge that got withdrawn. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with breaching an intervention order by filming their ex-partner. This sort of allegation is taken very seriously by the courts, and particularly in this case given ...
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This is a case study on a youth charged with drug possession and driving offences. Driving suspension periods were increased in May 2018 to reflect the seriousness with which the state government treats drink driving offences. Magistrates do not have discretion to reduce the suspension period, however they do have ...
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This is a family violence matter involving assault and threat charges by the accused against his former partner. What is alleged to have occured? The allegation was that a series of incidents had taken place over a period of seven days which involved several assaults. The conduct further included allegations ...
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This is a case study on various assault charges resulting in a Community Correction Order that does not involve any unpaid community work. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with multiple counts of making threats to kill and assault towards his family members. He is a ...
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This is a case study on a diversion notice for family violence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had never been in any form of trouble before. He was in a new relationship with someone from overseas and they became involved in a heated argument that turned physical ...
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This is a case study on reducing the amount of theft and property obtained by deception in a criminal case. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with over 300 Theft and Obtaining Property By Deception charges by the Victoria Police. The allegations were that our client ...
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This is a case study on a diversion application for Criminal Damage and Unlawful Assault. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was involved in an incident with a taxi driver during a trip. An argument started between him and the driver due a dispute about directions. A physical ...
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This is a case study on AHPRA and VCAT proceedings involving a pharmacist. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a pharmacist who, during a period of personal struggle, developed an addiction to schedule 8 prescription medication. He worked at various pharmacies and took the medication from the ...
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This is a case study on contesting a charge of Contravene Family Violence IVO. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had previously been found guilty of breaching intervention orders (IVO’s) in relation to his ex partner and had been sentenced to 8 months imprisonment. Whilst on appeal bail, ...
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This is a case study on fine without conviction for Fail to Comply With Reporting Obligation Under SOR. Our client had previously pleaded guilty to offences of a sexual nature, and was sentenced to a term of imprisonment and a Community Corrections Order upon his release. He was also placed ...
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This is a case study on a successful Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA) exemption application involving a child sex offence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was placed on the Sex Offender Register after pleading guilty to sexual penetration with a child under the age of 16. The ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of adjourned undertaking for assaulting and resisting emergency worker on duty Our client was initially charged with Assault Police and two charges of Resist Arrest. All charges were brought against our client under the Crimes Act (Assault/Resist Emergency Worker, section 31). At ...
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Our client was charged with multiple theft and dishonesty offences including one traffic offence. What is alleged to have occured? The charges were are Attempting to Obtain Property By Deception (amount in the vicinity of $20,000) Unlicensed Driving, Deal With Property Suspected to Be Proceeds of Crime (numerous items including credit ...
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The client and his wife were charged with intentionally causing serious injury for the stabbing of B. There were no witnesses and B claimed that the client and his wife called him outside his unit and began to attack him. B claimed that he found the iron bar in a ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Trafficking in a Drug of Dependence resulting in a good behaviour bond without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? The client was charged with trafficking over 9 grams of Heroin. He was caught in his car with the Heroin, scales ...
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This is a case study on good behaviour bond without conviction for Sexual Assault. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had previously been in a sexual relationship with the complainant. That relationship was off and on for some time. On the date of the offence, the two had ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of Community Correction Order for Sexual Assault. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged with Sexual Assault. It arose from an incident where he had hugged a teenage girl on public transport and made suggestive remarks. He had ...
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This is a case study on drug charges and theft resulting in a Community Corrections Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with cultivation of cannabis and theft of electricity. The circumstances surrounding the offending were serious given that the client had an elaborate set up ...
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This is a case study on charges of Criminal Damage and Assault. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Recklessly Cause Injury, Unlawful Assault By Kicking, Unlawful Assault With a Weapon, and Criminal Damage. He had a fight with his ex-partner which escalated, and she alleged ...
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Our client was charged with Obtaining Financial Advantage By Deception related to insurance fraud. The circumstances were that he was talking with a colleague at his work about some financial problems that he was having at home and mentioned that he was planning on selling his car. His colleague said ...
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This is a case study on charges of Breach Intervention Order whilst on bail. For some people, at least initially, intervention orders can be difficult to understand and accept. This may be particularly so when an order is served in the context of a marriage breakdown. This was the case ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Fail to Comply With Reporting Obligations resulting in a good behaviour bond. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a registered sex offender who had been placed on the register five years ago for indecent exposure. As part of ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of Community Corrections Order (CCO) for Assault and Criminal Damage. Our client was a 60-year old man who, at the relevant date of the offending, had achieved significant success in business. The police charged him with Reckless Conduct Endangering Life, Intentionally Cause ...
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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 downgrading a charge of Sexual Assault Against a Child Under 16. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged following an allegation that he sexually assaulted a child under the age of 16 by touching his genitals outside of his clothing whilst ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Fraudulently Obtain Benefits from TAC resulting in a CCO. Our client was involved in a serious car accident over 20 years ago. It sadly resulted in him losing a limb. The traumatic experience left him physically unable to work for a ...
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This is a case study on a diversion application for someone with a prior criminal conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Unlawful Assault. The allegations were that the client punched the victim to his face and the back of his head following a brief ...
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This is a case study on fighting a Personal Safety Intervention Order which ultimately got withdrawn. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was the respondent in an application made by his next-door neighbour for a personal safety intervention order matter. The applicant alleged that the client verbally abused ...
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This is a case study on violent offences by a child resulting in a diversion. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a 16-year old child who had committed a number of violent offences. He had been involved in at least six separate incidents of violent offending where ...
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This is a case study on drug trafficking and drug possession resulting in a sentence of diversion. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a young man with a significant story to tell. He had lost his father in sudden and tragic circumstances and, as a result, he ...
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This is a case study on a Community Correction Order for Drive Whilst Suspended. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with several driving offences and a breach of a CCO. He was facing a potential term of imprisonment given his extensive criminal history. He also had ...
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This is a case study on pleading guilty to drug and firearm charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with trafficking ICE (over 30 grams), GHB, and various prescription drugs. He was also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition, a knuckle duster, and a ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of Community Correction Order for multiple burglaries. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had committed a series of burglaries within a 3-year period. He was charged with these offences in 2017 after the police had tested DNA left at the ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for Behave in an Offensive Manner. Our client was driving and he noticed that up ahead there was someone driving in a manner that was causing cars to have to overtake and go around it. When he came to be ...
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This is a case study on charges of Breach IVO, assault offences, and Damage Police Sell. What is alleged to have occured? The police were called to our client’s home on the basis of a complaint made by a neighbour. The police attended the client’s home, spoke to his wife, ...
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This is a case study on charges of Drug Trafficking and Breach CCO. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had a long history of heroin addiction, and associated drug possession and trafficking prior convictions. He was charged with his sixth drug trafficking charge after being caught by the ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Reverse When Unsafe resulting in a fine without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was on his way home from work when he stopped off at the shops. It was quite late, and it was dark. As he ...
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This is a case study involving charges of Theft, Assault, and Breach CCO. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Theft and Assault offences which breached a Community Corrections Order (CCO). He also had a lengthy prior history relating to dishonesty offences. The client was happy ...
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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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This is a case study on Community Corrections Order without conviction for Indecent Assault. Our client was a kitchen manager at a hotel. During one particular shift, the client had a dispute with the venue manager and he later consumed alcohol whilst working. What is alleged to have occured? That ...
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This is a case study on an imposition of minimum disqualification periods for drink driving and dangerous driving offences. The client was in his early 20s at the time of the offending and had some minor traffic offences, including a prior for drink driving. What is alleged to have occured? ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for assaulting an emergency worker. The client made full admissions to the Police during her record of interview. She has no criminal priors and these factors contributed to a great outcome. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was ...
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This is a case that resulted in a fine without a conviction for Assault and Exceed PCA charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a professional soldier in the Australian Army and was charged with 3 offences: Unlawful Assault, Unlawful Assault By Kicking, and Exceed PCA (drinking ...
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Our client was going to be charged with Obtaining financial advantage by deception. What is alleged to have occured? The client had his passport seized by Police after he was alleged to have been involved in a large fraud. The Police obtained a warrant and came and seized a lot ...
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Our client was charged with a single offence of causing cruelty to an animal in contravention of section 9(1)(a) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (Vic). The client had no prior criminal history. He held a senior and very responsible position in the Australian Army. The RSPCA were ...
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This is a case of drug trafficking resulting in a CCO without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with drug offences and Possess Proceeds Reasonably Suspected of Being the Proceeds of Crime. The police seized his mobile phone and, upon analysis, found that it contained ...
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This is a case study on adjourned undertaking for Persistent Contravene Family Violence Intervention Order. The background to the allegations was that our client had been in a short-term relationship with the complainant for a period of approximately 9 months. That relatively short relationship had commenced not long after a ...
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This is a case study on a successful diversion application for assault charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had attended a pub in Richmond with his friends. During the evening, members of our client’s group and other patrons began to get involved in some mutual exchanges of ...
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This is a case study on a diversion application for Criminal Damage. What is alleged to have occured? Our client went to get his car out of his garage and found it blocked in by someone who had parked over the driveway. He waited for some time but the driver ...
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This is a case study on a drug driving offence resulting in a financial penalty without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with driving whilst impaired by a drug. He was intercepted by police after driving across the road into oncoming traffic. The circumstances of ...
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This is a case study on assault and driving charges resulting in an adjourned undertaking and a licence cancellation for the mandatory minimum period. What is alleged to have occured? The alleged offences arose out of ongoing hostilities between our client and the partner of his former wife. The most ...
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This is a case study on Careless Driving resulting in a financial penalty. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had got into his car after work. He reversed his car, and at that moment was blinded by bright sunlight. He proceeded to reverse, and while doing so accidentally ...
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This is a case of family violence resulting in a fine without conviction. Following an incident involving our client’s former wife, the police charged our client with the following offences: Criminal Damage Unlawful Assault With a Weapon Unlawful Assault What is alleged to have occured? The allegations were that after ...
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Our client was charged with Breach Community Corrections Order (CCO) and Contravene Intervention Order. The prosecution for Breach CCO was brought on the basis of failure to comply with conditions of the order, and for the commission of an offence (the Contravene Intervention Order) which occurred during the currency of ...
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This is a case study involving child pornography that resulted in an adjourned undertaking. What is alleged to have occured? Our client pleaded guilty to possessing 1,900 images of child pornography contained on an external hard drive in the family home. The vast majority of the images were considered to ...
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Our client was charged with a sexual offence which was alleged to have occurred decades ago when our client was 13 years old. What is alleged to have occured? The allegation was that he had sexually assaulted the complainant when she was 5 years old. The complainant said that she ...
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The client was charged with having sex with his step-daughter who was underage. What is alleged to have occured? The allegation was that he had given her alcohol before these events happened. There was a real issue about whether the defendant had the opportunity to do the offences because he ...
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This is a case study on Stalking charges resulting in a not guilty verdict. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with stalking of two girls. Police alleged that she printed materials from the inbox of one of the complainant’s Facebook account, made copies of private conversations, ...
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The accused was a 38-year old with no prior Court appearances or convictions. At the time of the offending (a 15-month period from July 2008 to September 2009), he had separated from his wife. He had two small children under the age of 10 years and was owed a significant ...
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Our client was charged with 5 offences: Make threat to kill, Intentionally cause injury, Recklessly cause injury, Unlawful assault with a weapon, and Unlawful assault. What is alleged to have occured? The circumstances of the alleged offences concerned a fight between our client and his older brother. The police alleged ...
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This is a case study on an unconditional dismissal for Light Fire on Total Fire Ban Day. Our client attended our office for a consultation after a Magistrate refused his application for court diversion for an offence of Lighting a Fire on a Total Fire Ban Day. A Court diversion ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for Contravene Family Violence IVO. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with instances of breaching an intervention order (IVO). The protected person was her ex-boyfriend. The circumstances were that on the same day that the IVO ...
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The accused was charged with false imprisonment and threats to kill. He was a 34 year old man. What is alleged to have occured? It was alleged by police that he had attended at the complainant’s house for the purposes of having a tattoo attended to by the female complainant ...
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This is a case of Exceed PCA involving a poor driving history and relevant priors. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Driving Whilst Exceeding the Prescribed Concentration of Alcohol (drink driving) with a reading of 0.061. This is a relatively low reading but unfortunately, our ...
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This is a case study on reducing imprisonment period for drug trafficking in a commercial quantity. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with a co-accused, with swallowing approximately 240g of ketamine overseas and bringing it into Australia. They were apprehended at Melbourne Airport by the Federal ...
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This is a case of drink driving for an accused with no priors. The client was cooperative with the police and made full admissions to the offence. He had no relevant priors for drink driving and this was his first court appearance. A full restitution for the damage caused by ...
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This is a case study on a theft offence resulting in a withdrawal of the charge. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was an employee carpenter at a large construction company. A co-accused employee stole an electric nail-gun valued at $700 from employer and put it in our ...
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Our client was charged with several offences as a result of separate police investigations. These offences were: Threat to Kill Criminal Damage Unlawful Assault Threat to Inflict Serious Injury What is alleged to have occured? The facts alleged were that our client, in what might be characterised as a “road ...
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This is a family violence case resulting in a diversion for Threat to Kill. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Recklessly Cause Injury, Unlawful Assault, and Make Threat to Kill. He was 41 at the time of the alleged offending and had no prior criminal ...
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This is a case study on Breach CCO committed for the second time. What is alleged to have occured? Our client received a Community Corrections Order (CCO) for various drug-related offences. He then breached this order through lack of compliance. It was brought back to the Magistrates’ Court and his ...
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This is a case study on a summary jurisdiction application for Trafficking in a Drug of Dependence and other charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with an array of illegal conduct. The major charge which he faced was Trafficking in a Commercial Quantity of a ...
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This is a case study on multiple charges of Obtaining Property By Deception resulting in a Community Corrections Order (CCO). Our client was working as the payroll manager for a company. He had always wanted to be a business owner, so he started a business in the fast food industry ...
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This is a case study on good behaviour bond for drink driving offences. What is alleged to have occured? In the early hours of a Saturday morning, our client entered a booze bus site where he underwent a preliminary breath test. He provided a reading of 0.076, which is classified ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for Possess Drug of Dependence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client, a middle-aged male with no priors, had entered a licensed premises at a time when the premises was not trading. At the time, the door to the ...
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This is a case study on a diversion application for Handling Stolen Goods. Our client was a cycling enthusiast who would also buy and sell bike components as a hobby. He was charged with handling and receiving stolen goods. At the time of the offence, he was employed full time ...
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This is a case study on allegations of sexual assault by a teacher resulting in no charges made. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a teacher at a secondary school. She was called in by the police to participate in a recorded interview following an allegation made ...
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This is a case study on a bail application for Breach CCO. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Theft and Assault which breached a Community Corrections Order. He also had a lengthy prior history relating to dishonesty offences and several convictions for failure to appear ...
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This is a case study on charges of Breach CCO resulting in a fine. CCOs were introduced as a sentencing option in 2014 to replace Community Based Orders (CBOs). This was done because CBOs and other community-based sentencing dispositions did not provide court with ‘sufficient flexibility to directly target the ...
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This is a case study on a diversion application for Unlawful Assault. Our client was charged with the unlawful assault of his defacto partner. As at the date of the charge, he was 58 years old. He had no previous court appearances but did previously receive a diversion for a ...
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Our young client was charged with Driving Whilst Suspended and Driving an Unregistered Motor Vehicle. She had no criminal or traffic priors. She was a busy student who was working in shift work whilst studying. What is alleged to have occured? The client’s demerit points had accumulated and she believed ...
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This is a case study on an adjourned undertaking without conviction for Criminal Damage and Unlawful Assault. Our client was on his way to work for an afternoon shift, with his partner travelling with him, when he was cut off by another road user. Incidents often happen on the road ...
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This is a case study involving a summary jurisdiction application for assault charges and a firearm offence. Our client’s girlfriend was distressed and was in an emotional state when she called him to pick her up from a party in Woodstock. She had been assaulted by an intoxicated male at ...
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This is a case study on a diversion application for Possess Drug of Dependence. Our client was in Melbourne from interstate with some friends to celebrate a bucks weekend. They decided to purchase some drugs to use over the weekend. The client became intoxicated during the evening and was refused ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Breach Intervention Order that is a repeat offence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with breaching an intervention order that his ex-wife had placed on him. His children were also on the order. Our client had not ...
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This is a case study on an adjourned undertaking for Possess Drug of Dependence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was on bail for very serious drug importation charges. His trial was due to commence in a few months. He had breached his bail by failing to report ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of adjourned undertaking without conviction for Drive Whilst Suspended. Driving home from seeing his girlfriend late one night, our client became confused in an area undergoing roadworks. It was dark and the weather was poor. The normal road markings had been painted ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Obtaining Property By Deception leading to a fine without conviction. The accused had no relevant criminal history. He was working as a taxi-driver at the time of the offending and the offences occurred during his work as a taxi-driver. What is ...
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This is a case study on Sexual Assault by a doctor resulting in the charges being withdrawn. What is alleged to have occured? Our client is a doctor at a hospital who had been accused of sexually assaulting a female patient during an examination. The patient made an almost immediate ...
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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 a charge of Trafficking Cannabis that got withdrawn. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a 20-year old male who had been charged with trafficking cannabis. The police had been called to his home to provide assistance for an unrelated matter. While ...
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This is a case study on Drive Disqualified with drink driving priors. What is alleged to have occured? After driving home from work, our client went through a random breath-testing station on a main road in the outer norther-suburbs. He passed the breath test but unfortunately was disqualified from driving ...
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This is a case study on a client on the Sex Offender Register needing to file a travel application. What is alleged to have occured? Our client, as a young man in his early 20’s, pleaded guilty to sexual offences 13 years ago. Due to the type of charge that ...
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This is a case study on a diversion application for Trafficking in Drugs of Dependence. The police seized our client’s phone during his arrest and charge because they suspected he was dealing drugs. It was our client’s work phone. As soon as our client told his employers that his phone ...
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This is a case study on Exceed PCA and Exceed Speed Limit offences. The following penalties apply for the drink driving offence: Driver’s license cancelled and suspended for 6 months Fine of around $3,000 Interlock device for 6 months Completion of a drink driver behaviour change course As for the ...
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This is a case study on withdrawing Trafficking charges and Handling Stolen Goods. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was arrested after a search warrant was executed on his girlfriend’s house. The police found heroin, cannabis, and various items believed to be stolen such as multiple laptops, cash, ...
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Our client was charged with Theft and Intentionally Cause Injury including Recklessly Cause Injury and Unlawful Assault charges. The last three charges were alternatives, which means that the prosecution can only proceed with one of these charges because they stem from the same conduct. It would be duplicitous to proceed ...
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This is a case study that involves acting in concert in the commission of assault charges and other offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Possess Cannabis, Intentionally Cause Injury, Recklessly Cause Injury, Unlawful Assault With a Weapon, and Unlawful Assault. The prosecution alleged that ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Intercourse With Child Outside Australia. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with having gone to Bali on a holiday with some friends. These friends had brought their grandchildren along and one of the children was a girl ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for theft from a supermarket. The client co-operated with the investigating police officers and made full admissions. The informant did not originally recommend diversion for this matter despite the low property value and absence of court history. What is alleged ...
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This is a case study on a without conviction outcome for family violence. Our client was charged with Criminal Damage, Make Threat to Kill, Recklessly Cause Injury, Assault With a Weapon, and several charges of Unlawful Assault. The complainants were members of his family. What is alleged to have occured? ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Theft resulting in a diversion. What is alleged to have occured? Our client allegedly put some fruit into her bag and left without paying. She then allegedly provided a false name and date of birth to the security officer. She had ...
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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 two ...
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This is a case study on an accused on remand for Failing to Comply With Reporting Obligations. What is alleged to have occured? Our client is subject to reporting obligations under the Sex Offenders Registration Act. He had been charged with breaching his reporting obligations by failing to report his ...
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This is a case study on drunken assaults against police officers. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with drunken assaults committed against security staff and arresting police officers who attended the scene. This was a serious matter involving allegations of resisting and spitting on police officers, ...
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This is a case study on pleading guilty to Refuse to Provide Further Sample. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a young person who was involved in his first drink driving offences. He was pulled over by the police and was asked to participate in a random ...
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This is a case study on withdrawing a Burglary charge and other offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Burglary, Theft, Handle Stolen Goods, Go Equipped to Steal, and Possess Drug of Dependence. It was alleged that he had entered a site in rural Victoria ...
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This is a case study on charges of Incest and Indecent Act With Child Under 16 resulting in a not guilty verdict and discontinuance. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with sexual offences against his daughter and his granddaughter. The offences against his daughter were said ...
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This is a case study on Driving Whilst Disqualified with an aggravating feature. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was pulled over by the police and checks revealed that he was the holder of a suspended driver’s licence. It had been suspended by a court some weeks prior ...
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This is a case study on a plea of guilty to Driving Whilst Disqualified. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had lost their licence for exceeding the speed limit by 35+km/h. This occurred in the weeks proceeding to being intercepted for driving whilst suspended. What happened at court? ...
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This is a case study on Exceed PCA as an alternative to a DUI charge. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was before the court facing drink driving offences and a Careless Driving offence due to a minor crash. Specifically, the charges were drink driving offence alternatives and ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of release and recognisance order for Centrelink Fraud. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had incorrectly stated their income from employment when reporting to Centrelink each fortnight. This resulted in the client being overpaid by Centrelink in excess of $70,000 ...
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The client submitted a Registered Offender Overseas Travel Application pursuant to s271A.1 of the Criminal Code. What is alleged to have occured? This application was initially rejected by the Sex Offenders Registry. He then came to us for assistance and we submitted a fresh Registered Offender Overseas Travel Application on ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for Unlawful Assault. What is alleged to have occured? The offending in this case occurred in the early hours of the morning in Melbourne CBD. There was a CCTV footage of the incident although it did not capture the start ...
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This is a case study on charges of drug driving and Careless Driving, including Possess Drug of Dependence, that resulted in an adjourned undertaking without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was driving and veered out of his lane into oncoming traffic then collided head-on with a ...
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This is a case study on Community Corrections Order for family violence. What is alleged to have occured? The incident leading to the case is about a significant family violence matter between a husband and wife. The wife was hospitalised with significant injuries and the incident took place in the ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Drive Whilst Suspended being a fourth offence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client is in his mid 30’s and was a qualified engineer on a six figure income who endured a work place injury. He has been declared unfit ...
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This is a case that involves dismissing a Drive Whilst Suspended charge. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was intercepted by the police driving her car. Checks revealed that she was a suspended driver. She told the police that she knew she had been suspended due to demerit ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Drive Whilst Suspended using honest and reasonable belief as a defence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was pulled over by the police for a random intercept. It was discovered that he was driving on a suspended drivers licence ...
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This is a case study involving sexual assault by a child. What is alleged to have occured? Our client (a child) was charged with Sexual Assault of a girl while on holiday camp. It was alleged that he poked her crotch with an implement in a sexual manner. It was ...
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This is a case study on fighting an application for intervention order leading to a successful outcome. Our client was a respondent in an Intervention Order proceeding. The applicant was his ex girlfriend and they were both residents in Queensland when they were together. They had been separated for four ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for Sexual Assault. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was facing two charges of Sexual Assault when he approached our office for assistance. He had been out with a friend and misread signals following consumption of alcohol at ...
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This is a case that involves multiple charges related to property, causing injury, and driving offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client pleaded guilty to a raft of offences including thefts of motor vehicles. The offending was protracted which occurred over some 14 months. He was remanded and ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for drug possession. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Possess Drug of Dependence. He was 21 years old and had an unrelated prior for driving suspended. Given his young age, he was very concerned that ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for Careless Driving. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with a traffic offence following an accident where she ran into the back of another vehicle which caused it to collide with the vehicle in front. It ...
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This is a case that involves a withdrawal of Resist Police charges and a probation order without conviction for the remaining offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a young person who was originally charged with a raft of offences, the most serious of which were two ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of adjourned undertaking for Attempted Robbery and Threats to Inflict Serious Injury. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a 17-year old child who was charged with an attempted armed robbery whilst undertaking a diversion period from the Children’s Court ...
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This is a case study on charges of Criminal Damage and Wilful Damage resulting in a diversion. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was riding his motorcycle at around 8pm. He noticed a car that was travelling quite close to him to his right hand side, and then ...
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This is a case study on downgrading injury charges to Unlawful Assault. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with injury offences. He is in his mid 40s and has never been before a court. The details of the incident were that he had been out on ...
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This is a case study on a sentence appeal for Trafficking in a Drug of Dependence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with trafficking and weapons offences. These offences occurred on a single day and the client received a custodial sentence in the Magistrates’ Court. What ...
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This is a case study on a jury verdict of not guilty for Indecent Act With a Child Under 16. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with indecent act against a child. The matters commenced in the summary stream of the Magistrates’ Court. After extensive consultation ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of adjourned undertaking for Contravene Family Violence Intervention Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with drink driving and Contravene Family Violence Intervention Order (2 offences on separate dates). The blood alcohol concentration was 4 times the legal ...
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This is a case that involves pleading guilty to family violence charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had an altercation with his partner on two separate occasions. It was alleged that on the first occasion, he had slapped his partner on the face with the back of ...
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This is a case study on withdrawing a Falsification of Documents charge. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with falsifying a document and using that document to induce others to believe that he was entitled to a property. What happened at court? He was represented by ...
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This is a case study on a sentence appeal for Robbery, Trafficking, and firearms offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was appealing a custodial sentence from the Magistrates’ Court. He had a very limited criminal record and had never served a custodial sentence before. The original offending ...
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This is a case study on a notice of proposal to cancel firearms licence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client’s firearms licence was suspended following an incident where he wrote a text message to his ex-wife implying that he was going to use his firearm to kill himself ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Sexual Assault resulting in an adjourned undertaking without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? The offence was allegedly committed by a young man who had never been in trouble before. He was represented by Hester Kelly at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ ...
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Our client was charged in relation to two driving incidents. What is alleged to have occured? In the first incident, he was charged with Drink Driving and Careless Driving, when he got behind the wheel after he had been drinking at a BBQ and reversed into a fence. When the ...
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Our client was charged with Theft and Deal With Property Suspected of Being Proceeds of Crime. The total value of the stolen property was under $3,000. What is alleged to have occured? The allegation was that our client and a co-accused had stolen electrical equipment. Fingerprints left at the scene ...
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This is a case related to family violence involving Assault charges, Criminal Damage, and Commit Indictable Offence Whilst on Bail. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with multiple offences following allegations of criminal behaviour that occurred in the context of family violence. The prosecution alleged that ...
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This is a case study on pleading guilty to possession of methamphetamine and cannabis resulting in an adjourned undertaking. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with possessing a drug of dependence (methamphetamine and cannabis) and committing an indictable offence while on bail. The police intercepted the ...
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This is a case study on charges of Burglary and Theft resulting in a financial penalty with no conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Burglary and Theft. The value of the property stolen was $7,000 in the form of expensive bottles of alcohol. These ...
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This is a case study on Driving Whilst Suspended arising out of an honest and reasonable mistake. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Driving Whilst Suspended and had multiple relevant priors. He instructed us that during the term of his suspension, he renewed his driver’s ...
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This is a case study on a sentence appeal for assault and driving charges. Our client had been found guilty at a Magistrates' Court following a contested hearing for the charges of Assault With a Weapon (his vehicle) and Careless Driving. What is alleged to have occured? Our client lives ...
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Our client was charged with Attempted Armed Robbery and Recklessly Cause Injury. It was alleged that he attempted to rob two men of $100 and caused them injury. What is alleged to have occured? The altercation occurred after our client had been out for a birthday and had been drinking ...
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This is a case study involving charges of Theft and Making a Threat to Kill. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with one minor offence (Theft), one more serious offence (Making a Threat to Kill), plus a number of breaching bail conditions. The matter proceeded as ...
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This is a case study on withdrawing Unlawful Assault charges. Our client had come to Melbourne for the weekend with her partner. During the course of the night, both had consumed a large amount of alcohol.It was alleged that the pair had begun to argue in the taxi on the ...
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This is a case study on Reckless Conduct Endangering Life resulting in a not guilty verdict. Our client was arrested for recklessly endangering death and serious harm and failure to render assistance. What is alleged to have occured? The client was driving a work vehicle in the south-eastern suburb on ...
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This is a case of Affray resulting in a fine. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was involved in a large affray after a night out with friends. He was charged with a number of offences including injury offences and possession of weapons. What happened at court? Hester ...
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The client was a 24 year old who had a history of being physically and emotionally abused by his mother and step-father. He was subjected to drug use and heavy alcohol at an early age by his mother, and his step-father was physically violent. This resulted in an extremely disrupted ...
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This is a case of diversion application for Careless Driving. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with one count of Careless Driving. She was driving her partner’s ute on a suburban street early in the morning and in a moment of fatigue and inattention, had an ...
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This is a case study on Rape and Aggravated Burglary charges resulting in a discontinuance. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with rape and aggravated burglary. It was alleged that he broke into the house of a person unknown to him during the night, entered the ...
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This is a case involving the withdrawal of a charge of Armed Robbery. Other charges include causing injury offences and Theft of Motor Vehicle. What is alleged to have occured? Our client is 16 years of age and was charged with armed robbery, causing injury offences and theft of motor ...
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This is a case of bail application for armed robbery while on CCO involving a client on a 'show cause' position. What is alleged to have occured? The client was charged with armed robbery that occurred late at night, outside a night club. It was alleged that our client carried ...
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This is a case of Armed Robbery and CCO involving a young accused. Our client was charged with Armed Robbery and Attempted Armed Robbery. Through negotiation, the Armed Robbery charge did not proceed and was replaced with Aggravated Burglary and Theft charges. The matter resolved at committal mention stage and ...
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This is a case study on a successful bail application for armed robbery. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Armed Robbery and Attempted Armed Robbery. He was remanded into custody following his arrest on these charges and we proceeded with a bail application on the ...
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Our client was charged with recklessly causing injury, being drunk in a public place, and theft. There were additional charges of possessing both a controlled and prohibited weapon, but these were withdrawn following our negotiations with the prosecution. What is alleged to have occured? The injury offence occurred in a ...
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This is a case of recognisance for obtaining financial advantage by deception from the Commonwealth with exceptional circumstances. What is alleged to have occured? Our client pleaded guilty to Obtaining a Financial Advantage From the Commonwealth for a total of $230,000. The charges related to a Centrelink deception where our ...
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This is a case involving a sentence of adjourned undertaking for Dealing With Property Suspected of Being Proceeds of Crime. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with dishonesty offences including multiple charges of Obtaining Property By Deception and Handling Stolen Goods. The value alleged on the ...
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Our client was charged with trafficking and possession of up to 70g methamphetamines.The charges came about following the execution of a search warrant at our client’s home, which she shared with a housemate. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was located with 28g of methamphetamines in her jumper ...
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This is a case study on offences related to drugs resulting in a Community Corrections Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client pleaded guilty to the following charges: Trafficking (total quantity over 100g of methamphetamine) Dealing With Suspected Proceeds of Crime ($60,000 cash) Possess Explosive Material The charges arose ...
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This is a case study on a sentence appeal for Breach Family Violence Intervention Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged in relation to a serious breach of a family violence intervention order. He was represented by a duty lawyer at the Magistrates’ Court hearing and ...
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Our client has been in a relationship with his current partner for 6 years. He has lengthy priors and has previously faced family violence charges in relation to his partner, including causing injury and breach of intervention order. For these offences, he has previously served terms of imprisonment of up ...
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Our client was charged with several offences arising out of a family violence incident concerning his former partner. What is alleged to have occured? It was alleged that he had beaten his former partner who had sustained injuries including severe bruising to the face and neck, two black eyes, minor ...
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This is a case of diversion for assault charges related to family violence, including Assaulting and Resisting Police. What is alleged to have occured? Our client faced Assault and Assault With Weapon charges in relation to his mother. He was further charged with Assaulting and Resisting Police. He was presented ...
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This is a case of bail application for Intentionally Cause Serious Injury. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged in relation to two incidents occurring late on the same night. The first incident occurred in a laneway near a night club. It was alleged that our client ...
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This is a circumstantial case of Attempted Aggravated Burglary and other charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with a series of five home invasions / aggravated burglaries. The said incidents occurred on the same night and all but one of the alleged offences took place ...
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This is a case study on a successful bail application for family violence and violence charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was facing family violence and violence charges. He was remanded into custody following a family dispute with his former partner. He is a 55-year old man ...
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This is a case that involves an application for summary jurisdiction for drug-related offences. After receiving information from the Department of Immigration and Border Control regarding suspicious consignment of goods, the police (state) applied for and obtained a search warrant on our client’s home. What is alleged to have occured? ...
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This is a traffic offence case resulting in a fine without conviction for Exceed Speed Limit and other charges. The client was young (19 years old) at the time of the offence, had an excellent work history, and has just completed an apprenticeship. What is alleged to have occured? Our ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of fine without conviction for Affray and Assault charges. What is alleged to have occured? The police charged our client with a number of offences arising out of a fight in Melbourne CBD. There were a number of people involved in the ...
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This is a case study on withdrawing Reckless Conduct Endangering Life and other charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a train driver who was accused of collaborating with others to place debris on the tracks of the train he was driving so he could make false ...
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This is a case that involves charges of Possess Cocaine and Possess Prohibited Weapon. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was apprehended in his car while allegedly in possession of cocaine, knuckle dusters, an amount of cash, scales, deal bags, and other items commonly found to be used ...
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This is a case of Breach SORA (Sex Offenders Registration Act) that resulted in a financial penalty. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was on the Sexual Offenders Register due to a prior offending and breached it for the second time. The breach was related to a need ...
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This is a case study on a successful application for diversion for engaging in riotous behaviour. What is alleged to have occured? Our client and his friends were out at a pub in Richmond. A crowd had gathered outside as the venue was closing and a fight broke out between ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for Obtaining Property By Deception. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged by the police for using stolen credit card details to purchase items on the internet to the value of $6,000. He was facing two charges ...
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This is a case of Trafficking and Possessing Drug of Dependence resulting in a diversion. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was attending a music festival, when a police dog detected drugs on her. A search was conducted and she was found to have approximately 30 caps of ...
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This is a case of Breach CCO resulting in a financial penalty. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was placed on a 2-year Community Correction Order (CCO) by the County Court after pleading guilty to 5 charges of Burglary and 4 charges of Theft and Handling Stolen Goods ...
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This is a case that resulted in a CCO for Armed Robbery and Recklessly Causing Injury. What is alleged to have occured? Our client and three others allegedly broke into convenience stores in the early hours of the morning. It was claimed that they had used weapons to enter the ...
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This is a case study involving a respondent to a Family Violence Intervention Order application that resulted in a withdrawal of the application. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was the respondent to a Family Violence Intervention Order application made by his ex-partner. There were allegations which were ...
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This matter was an appeal against a sentence by the Magistrates’ Court of an immediate term of imprisonment of 2 months for a charge of driving whilst suspended. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had 5 relevant priors for driving whilst suspended/disqualified although none were during Court ordered ...
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This is a case study involving a complaint about indecent assault which eventually got withdrawn. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a bus driver for a local private bus company. A passenger made an uncorroborated complaint of indecent assault against him, alleging that he picked her up ...
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This is a case study on Indecent and Unlawful Assaults resulting in the charges being struck out and the police getting ordered to pay the accused's legal costs. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was working for public transport company. An adult female colleague made an allegation that ...
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This is a case study on child porn offences involving an accused with cognitive impairment. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was man in his late 50s with no prior convictions. He possessed more than 7000 images and videos (combined) of child pornography including category 5 images (worst ...
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This is a case study on theft and dishonesty offences resulting in a Community Corrections Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was an employee of a real estate agent and stole approximately $24,000 from her employer over a period of 11 months. This money was derived from ...
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Our client was a teenager charged with Possess Proceeds of Crime (money laundering) involving cash with a value of $1.5 million. What is alleged to have occured? It was alleged that he transported this money into Victoria and wired it out of Australia to China on behalf of a syndicate ...
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This is a case study on weapons and drugs offences resulting in a fine. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was found by Police sleeping in a vehicle on the side of the road. The Police attempted to wake him and he seemed groggy and slow to respond ...
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This is a case involving a discontinuance for Cultivation of Narcotic Plants - Commercial Quantity. What is alleged to have occured? The police found our client together with her husband at a grow-house during an execution of a search warrant. The police alleged that she was partially residing there and ...
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This is a case of family violence involving an accused with mental health issues. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with multiple breaches of Family Violence Intervention Order against his wife whilst on a Community Corrections Order (CCO) for previous domestic violence offences against her. The ...
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This case involved a verbal and physical altercation between a husband and a wife. There was also a mutual FVPO (intervention orders) in place at the time. What is alleged to have occured? The husband, our client, was accused of physically assaulting his wife (recklessly causing injury) that caused multiple ...
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The relationship between our client and his wife from Thailand soured. He was her visa sponsor to remain in the country. They have one child together. What is alleged to have occured? She made allegations (which were largely uncorroborated) about ongoing domestic violence between them, obtained a Family Violence Protection ...
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This is a case that was successfully recommended for diversion involving Assault and Resist Police and other assault offences. What is alleged to have occured? The police charged our client with Intentionally Cause Injury, Assault Police, and Resist Arrest. The facts of the case were that our client had been ...
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This is a successful case of application for diversion for Assault and Wilful Damage. The client had no relevant court history at the time of the incident and made full admissions to his offending. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Unlawful Assault, Possess Controlled Weapon, ...
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This is a case of employment theft resulting in a good behaviour bond without conviction. The client was a lady in her 40’s who had no prior history whatsoever with the court. She was charged with a class of offending which is viewed particularly seriously by the courts - that ...
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This is a case study on bail application for Aggravated Burglary and other charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged with Aggravated Burglary, False Imprisonment, and two counts of Kidnapping. The charges covered three alleged incidents. In the first incident, it was alleged that the ...
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This is a case that involves a sentence of CCO for Aggravated Burglary. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a 21-year old male who had been charged with a range of serious offences. He was charged with aggravated burglary, where he allegedly entered a home and stole ...
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This is a case study on drug charges and theft resulting in a withdrawal of the charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged with cultivation and possession of narcotic plants, and theft of electricity. The client has no criminal record and the matter was listed ...
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This is a case study involving charges of Sexual Penetration and Indecent Act With a Child Under 16. What is alleged to have occured? Our client is the step-grandfather of the complainant. The allegation was that when the complainant was between the ages of 4 and 13, the client touched ...
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Our client was interviewed by the police in relation to allegations of rape and drugging the complainant. What is alleged to have occured? The client and the complainant met through online dating and had slept together following their second date. The complainant, some weeks later, made a statement to the ...
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This is a case of bail application for legal matters in a 'night' court. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had called us in the morning and sought interview advice. He had been arrested by the police whilst driving his car and was charged with drug possession and ...
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This is a case that involves deferring a sentence for dishonesty offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was from the Northern suburbs of Melbourne and had over 25 charges before the courts. Her briefs consisted of predominately drug or dishonesty offences including Theft, Obtain Property By Deception, ...
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This is a case study on withdrawing assault charges related to family violence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged with offences relating to family violence against an intimate partner. If he was to be found guilty, he would receive an immediate jail term. The police ...
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This is a case of Aggravated Burglary and Armed Robbery resulting in a withdrawal of all the charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our young Sudanese client from Western suburbs was charged with aggravated burglaries in the Sunshine and Footscray area. The police alleged that he was with company ...
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This is a case study on driving charges resulting in a financial penalty without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Exceed PCA 49(1)(B) and Dangerous Driving. He was represented by Hester Kelly at the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court. What happened at court? After summary case ...
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This is a case that involves multiple drug charges, weapons offences, and traffic offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was found beside the road following a road accident where he was thrown from his motor bike and hit a tree. He was found in possession of over ...
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This is a case study on family violence charges getting withdrawn. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged with family violence offences. The charges were Threats to Kill, Assault, and Unlawful Assault With a Weapon all of which were allegedly committed against his mother. What happened ...
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This is a case of application for diversion for Threats to Kill and assault charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had an altercation with his ex-partner when he was woken by her during the night. He allegedly slapped her and threatened to kill her when he left ...
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The client was a first offender at a mature age and suffered from Multiple Sclerosis. It was her first time before the court and the weight of this case caused her significant stress. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was found shoplifting items at department stores in Melbourne ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Obscene Exposure where investigation was eventually closed. What is alleged to have occured? The police attended our client’s home where he was arrested for indecent exposure. It had been reported by the neighbouring property that he had exposed himself to people ...
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This is a case of Centrelink Fraud resulting in a Community Corrections Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with obtaining a financial advantage from the Commonwealth in relation to social security payments. The quantum was not insignificant and was alleged to have occurred over several ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Indecent Assault that was dismissed. What is alleged to have occured? Our client attended a gathering at a friend’s house. He was intoxicated when he arrived with his girlfriend at the party. During the night, he went outside to get some ...
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This is a successful case of obtaining a lenient outcome for family violence charges. What is alleged to have occured? The case arose out of a family violence incident involving our client and his long-term partner. It was alleged that our client had physically assaulted his partner and made specific ...
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This is a case of Burglary with long delay in the police charge. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged with a burglary that allegedly occurred in 2012. The police had not charged him until 2017 though because his DNA had only been put onto the ...
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This is a case resulting in a good behaviour bond for Obscene Exposure and a Stalking charge getting withdrawn. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a government employee with no criminal record. He was charged with a number of offences including Stalking. The matter was case conferenced ...
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This is a case study involving a sentence of without conviction for Breach Intervention Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had two matters listed at court. One matter involved allegedly breaching a Family Violence Intervention Order by attending his ex-partner’s address. The second matter involved charges of ...
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This is a case study on withdrawing Breach Intervention Order charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged twice in as many weeks with breaches of a Family Violence Intervention Order. The breaches involved two different complainants. One matter was listed at Sunshine and another at ...
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This is a case of Drive Whilst Suspended with no order made against the licence of the accused. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with driving whilst his licence was suspended. He had lost his licence for speeding and he needed his licence to get to ...
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This is a case study involving a court diversion for Attempt to Commit Indictable Offence Whilst on Bail and Unlawful Assault. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had three matters listed in the Children’s Court. These matters included attempted robbery and unlawful assault, theft, and arson. What happened ...
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This is a case involving an application for full family violence intervention order resulting in the application being withdrawn. What is alleged to have occured? The police made an application to vary a limited family violence intervention order against our client to a full intervention order. This means that our ...
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This is a case of a Family Violence Intervention Order that was successfully struck out. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had a Family Violence Intervention Order taken out against her by the police on behalf of her 16-year old child. She was incredibly distressed because the intervention ...
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This is a case study on diversion for Assault With an Instrument. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Unlawful Assault after his 3-year old daughter attended childcare with a red mark on her leg, which was reported to the police by one of the childcare ...
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This is a case of discontinuance for an Incest charge. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with incest relating to offending against his sister. The allegation was that when he was aged between 14 and 17, and the sister aged between 9 and 11, he forcibly ...
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This is a case of drunk stealing resulting in a diversion. Despite the relatively minor nature of the offending and our client’s co-operation, the police did not initially recommend diversion. Hence an application for diversion was submitted through the police informant. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was ...
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This is case of multiple assault charges involving an accused with mental health issues. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was admitted into the High Support Area (HSA) of the Austin Hospital after his wife reported a marked deterioration in his mental health. Whilst in the HSA and ...
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This is a case involving an application for diversion for trafficking drugs. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a young lady in her late teens who lived with her parents and brother. Her mother had a severe gambling addiction and her father also dabbled while also having ...
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This is a case involving a recommendation for diversion for assault charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client, in his mid 20s, had come home from Defence Force service for Christmas break. He had attended the Crown Complex with a friend for some drinks. Halfway through the night, ...
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This is a case involving a sentence of without conviction for Obtain Financial Advantage From Commonwealth. What is alleged to have occured? Our client, a mother of 3 in her 40’s, was charged with defrauding centrelink by way of receiving a parenting payment above and beyond what was allowed when ...
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This is a case resulting in a good behaviour bond for Breach Intervention Order. Our client was charged with breaching an Intervention Order (IVO). In 2011, his ex-wife took out an IVO which was to last until 2019, and included his two children on the order. What is alleged to ...
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This is a case that involves contesting False Imprisonment, assault charges, and Breach FVIO. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with the following offences against his daughter: False Imprisonment Intentionally Cause Injury Recklessly Cause Injury Unlawful Assault Contravene Family Violence Intervention Order Breach Family Violence Intervention ...
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This is a case of Failing to Comply With Reporting Conditions Under SORA involving relevant priors. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was 25 years old when he was charged with Failing to Comply With Reporting Conditions Under the Sex Offenders Registration Act. He had relevant priors for ...
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The client had been charged with several traffic offences: failing to have proper control of his vehicle (a road rule offence), driving in a manner which caused his car wheels to lose traction (another road rule offence), dangerous driving, and drink driving. What is alleged to have occured? He had been drink ...
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This is a case study on an appeal for a sentence of Community Corrections Order involving a huge number of hours of unpaid community work. This sentence was imposed against driving offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had previously pleaded guilty to two charges of Driving Whilst ...
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Tnis is a case study on driving offences resulting in the charges getting withdrawn. What is alleged to have occured? Police alleged that our client had been driving while unlicensed and had refused to undergo an evidentiary breath test. Refusing to undergo an evidentiary breath test is a serious offence ...
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This is a case study on a successful bail application for Burglary and Theft. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had a very long criminal history (25 pages) mostly for burglaries and other dishonesty offences. He had been denied bail by the police who alleged that he had ...
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This is a case study on charges of related to theft, weapons, and fraud resulting in a Community Corrections Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client pleaded guilty to a number of charges across three briefs including robbery, dangerous driving, theft, and obtaining property by deception. What happened ...
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Our client was charged with Theft (including a mobile phone, wallet, key sand cash), three charges of Obtaining Property By Deception (using cards from the stolen wallet to make purchases), and Handling Stolen Goods. What is alleged to have occured? She had allegedly stolen the victim’s wallet at a pokies venue ...
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This is a case study on a bail application involving an accused in a show cause position. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was in a show cause position as he allegedly committed further indictable offences whilst on two counts of bail. He also had a significant prior ...
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This is a case study on drug, theft, and Criminal Damage charges resulting in a withdrawal of the charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with cultivating cannabis. This was a serious allegation for him because the police were alleging that he had cultivated the cannabis ...
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This is a case study on offences related to drugs and crime proceeds resulting in a Community Corrections Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client faced charges of trafficking reasonably substantial quantities of ice and ecstasy as well as dealing with the proceeds of crime. He had made ...
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This is a case study on a bail application for drug offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged with trafficking just under two kilograms of GHB and had been remanded. This is just under the commercial quantity which meant that his matter would have been ...
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This is a case study on multiple driving charges resulting in a Community Corrections Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been represented by Victoria Legal Aid in the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court where he had been sentenced to 45 days imprisonment and been disqualified from driving for ...
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This is a case study on withdrawing family violence charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged with family violence related offences against his ex-partner. He had been charged with assault, making threats to kill, and false imprisonment. It was alleged that he had detained his ...
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This is a case study on a charge of assault resulting in a withdrawal of the charge. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged with one count of Unlawful Assault. The incident allegedly occurred following an argument wherein our client was said to have dropped his ...
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This is a case study on family violence offences resulting in a good behaviour bond without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged with four family violence offences: Unlawful Assault, Criminal Damage, and two offences of Breaching a Family Violence Intervention Order. He had one ...
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This is a case study on family violence charges involving a protracted of offending. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged with 13 offences against his ex-partner including serious offences such as Intentionally Causing Injury and Making Threats to Kill. The allegations were serious because they ...
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This is a case study on assault charges resulting in a diversion. What is alleged to have occured? Our client faced two charges of Assault. She was employed as a Loss Prevention Officer and, while apprehending two alleged offenders, had allegedly punched and scratched the people she had been trying ...
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This is a case study on a Sex Offender Registry offence resulting in a good behaviour bond. What is alleged to have occured? Our client has an intellectual disability. He has very limited family supports and was placed on the Sex Offenders Register in 2014. He was charged with numerous ...
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This is a case of cheque fraud resulting in a wholly suspended term of imprisonment. What is alleged to have occured? A car was being advertised for sale online. The client expressed interest in the car and, following a test drive, paid $25,700 for the car via bank cheque. The ...
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This is a case that involves downgrading Sexual Assault to Unlawful Assault which ultimately resulted in a diversion. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was initially charged with Sexual Assault following an allegation that he allegedly grabbed the complainant on his buttocks. The complainant made a statement to ...
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This is a case of Theft involving breach of trust that resulted in a Community Corrections Order. Our client was a member of a local junior football and netball club as her son was a participating player. She became interested in assisting on the committee of management which was a ...
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This is case that involves withdrawing Reckless Conduct Endangering Life and Serious Injury charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a young man in his early 20s. He was driving home with a passenger in the car after having been out with his friends. At around 3:30 ...
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This is a case that involves successfully withdrawing Stalking charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client ran a 7 Eleven franchise. He was concerned that staff were stealing from him and set up a camera in the bathroom. This resulted in a footage of 2 female staff members ...
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This is a case of Unlawful Assault and Threat to Kill involving an accused with a mental illness. The father made a statement to the police wherein he described that he had been assaulted by our client in the weeks preceding the offence. Our client had a long history of ...
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This is a case involving charges of Theft and Obtain Property By Deception. What is alleged to have occured? Our client has many priors for petty offences, including theft and drug offences and a more serious matter involving theft from an employer. He has previous issues with gambling and became ...
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This is a case of withdrawing charges of Indecent Act With a Child Under 16. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a teacher who was charged with indecently assaulting one of his female students who was in year seven and eight at the time. The allegations involved ...
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This is a case study on bail application for family violence and offences against the police. Our client was charged with over 20 offences involving family violence, firearms charges, and offences against the police. He lives in the country on an isolated rural property with his wife and children. What ...
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This is a case resulting in a diversion for Upskirting and Behaving in an Indecent Manner in a Public Place. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged with going into a public toilet and entering a cubicle next to one which had been occupied by another ...
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This is case of Stalking and Sexual Assault involving an accused with no priors. Our client was charged with Stalking, Behave in an Indecent Manner, and Sexual Assault. He in his early 20s at the time of the alleged offending and had no prior offences. What is alleged to have ...
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This is a case of conviction appeal for Indecent Act With a Child Under 16 and Unlawful Assault. Our client was charged with eight instances of sexual offending against the son of very close family friends. The complainant was aged 14 at the time. What is alleged to have occured? ...
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This is a case of Drive in a Dangerous Manner with priors for excessive speeding. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Drive in a Dangerous Manner (speed dangerous). The charge alleged that our client was driving his vehicle at 209 km/hr in a 100 km/hr ...
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This is a case of Breach Intervention Order resulting in a financial penalty. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a male in his mid 40s charged with persistently breaching a Family Violence Intervention Order. He and his ex-partner had been separated for some time but remained in ...
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This is a case that involves drink driving offences and Breach CCO. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Breaching a Community Corrections Order, Drive Whilst License Disqualified, and Drive Unregistered Motor Vehicle. She has previous court appearances for drink driving and a relevant prior for ...
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This is a case resulting in a CCO without conviction for family violence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a male in his mid 40’s who was married with one child and was a registered nurse. He was charged with Threats to Kill and Unlawful Assault in ...
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This is case that resulted in a court diversion for a charge of Fail to Report Accident to Police. The collision was minor and our client had promptly ensured that the owner of the other vehicle was compensated (through insurance) for the damage. Our client held a very responsible position ...
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This is a case resulting in a diversion for theft charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with multiple thefts from retail stores in a shopping centre near her place of employment. She was not an Australian Citizen and any form of criminal finding against her ...
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This is a case of family violence resulting in a good behaviour bond without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a 28-year old male who appeared before the court for the very first time in his life. He pleaded guilty to recklessly causing injury to his ...
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This is a case involving a diversion for family violence. What is alleged to have occured? The matter involved allegations of family violence. It occurred when our client was suffering through a difficult drug addiction. Since the offending occurred, the client had made real efforts to turn his life around ...
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This is a case involving family violence that resulted in a sentence without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? The matter involved allegations of family violence between a client and an intimate partner. The allegations were disputed but resolved at contest mention after some charges were withdrawn. A sentence ...
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This is a case involving a CCO for Contravene Family Violence IVO. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had a large consolidation of charges. It included some very serious charges including Reckless Conduct Endanger Serious Injury. The client had spent some time in custody prior to the plea ...
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This is a case involving an allegation of family violence resulting in the charge being withdrawn. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with some serious family violence offences. He was a young man with no prior involvement with the criminal justice system. He strenuously denied the ...
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This is a case of Driving Whist Suspended that resulted in a fine with no conviction and no licence suspension. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had received correspondence from VicRoads advising him that his license was to be suspended for a period of 3 months due to ...
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This is a case of sexual penetration of a child involving an accused that is intellectually disabled. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with sexually penetrating his half sister on two occasions. Both he and his half sister are intellectually disabled, and our client was also ...
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This is a case study on bail application for family violence charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client has no priors but was remanded due to being an unacceptable risk of re-offending. He had 5 briefs for breaching intervention orders and stalking. He had previously run a bail ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Failing to Comply With Reporting Obligations related to Sex Offender Register resulting in a financial penalty. What is alleged to have occured? Our client has been on the Sex Offender Register since 2003. In this instance, he failed to report an ...
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Our client was placed on the Sex Offenders Register for a previous offence. The Sex Offenders Register imposes onerous obligations to report changes in personal circumstances, including and not restricted to, residential address, plans to leave the state on holidays, car registration, change of ISP providers, details of membership to ...
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The client was charged with failing to comply with his obligations under the Sex Offender Registration Act. What is alleged to have occured? The client failed to disclose an email address he had active for a number of years. He had nearly completed his 8 years of Registration successfully. The ...
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Our client is on the Sex Offender Registry who had been found guilty in the past of possessing child pornography. What is alleged to have occured? The client then had a child and not told the Police that he was living with the child. He was charged with failure to ...
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This is a case of Threat to Kill, Criminal Damage, and Breach IVO in the context of family violence and involving a delayed interview and charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with contravening a family violence intervention order, making a threat to kill, and criminal ...
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This is case that involves withdrawing charges of stalking and using carriage service to harass. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Stalking and two counts of Using a Carriage Service to Harass. The charges followed the acrimonious breakdown of a 14-year marriage between our client ...
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This is a case of Careless Driving dismissed under section 76 of the Sentencing Act. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Careless Driving and Failing to Have Proper Control of a Vehicle after falling asleep behind the wheel at speed, veering across a number of ...
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This is a case of Recklessly Causing Injury in a family violence context. The accused was facing charges of Recklessly Causing Injury, Assault With a Weapon, and Unlawful Assault. What is alleged to have occured? The incident arose from a family dispute. Our client had become increasingly frustrated with his ...
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This is a case of Indecent Assault involving an accused with dementia. What is alleged to have occured? The incident happened on a train wherein our client was said to have indecently assaulted a young woman on a train. What happened at court? Hester Kelly acted on the client’s behalf ...
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This is a case of Driving Under the Influence with a first-time accused before the court. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was pulled over while driving a car that had been involved in an accident. The car was not roadworthy and the client had a high blood ...
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This is a breaching offence case that shows how a client avoided a term of imprisonment for Breach Community Corrections Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was in breach of a Community Correction Order (CCO) which they had already breached previously. On that previous occasion, the magistrate made ...
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This is a case that resulted in a good behaviour bond without conviction for Theft. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had stolen approximately $10,000 from his employer over the course of three months. His employer found out about it and he was charged with 9 charges of ...
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This is a case of Stalking and Using Carriage Service to Harass resulting in an adjourned undertaking without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Following a separation, our client was charged with Stalking and Using a Carriage Service to Harass due to having been accused of sending more than ...
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This is a case of good behaviour bond without conviction for Fail to Answer Bail and other offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was facing charges on four (4) separate briefs that were more than a year old. The offences included drug possession, breaches of Family Violence ...
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This is a case of a client sentenced for the offences of Possess Drug of Dependence and Cultivation of Narcotic Plants to a fine without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? The police searched our client’s house under warrant and located 21 cannabis plants in several rooms being grown ...
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Our client was contacted by Victoria Police Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigations Team (SOCIT). He attended our office for advice prior to attending the interview and was also represented by a solicitor during the interview. What is alleged to have occured? The client was asked to come in for ...
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This is a case of a guilty plea to Indecent Assault that resulted in a fine with no conviction. What is alleged to have occured? The complainant in this matter was the younger cousin of our client. At the time of the alleged offence, our client was 16 years old ...
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This is a case of Obscene Exposure resulting in a not guilty verdict. What is alleged to have occured? An off-duty police officer alleged that she had observed our client exposing and fondling his penis. It was late at night and the officer was walking to her car following an ...
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This is a case study on Breach Family Violence Intervention Order resulting in a good behaviour bond. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was subject to a Family Violence Intervention Order. He was charged with breaching the proceedings for contravening the order and for failure to appear on ...
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This is a case of applying for a court diversion for an Affray charge. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a 28-year old male who had gone out for a night of celebrations with his cousins and wife. The group attended a fast food venue in St ...
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This is a case of discontinuance for Rape and Unlawful Assault. What is alleged to have occured? It was alleged that our client, whilst at his holiday house, took advantage of a guest who had consumed an excessive amount of alcohol. The claim was that any sexual interactions between our ...
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This is a case of fraud against WorkSafe Victoria that involves multiple charges of Fraud and Provide False Information. What is alleged to have occured? Our client suffered a workplace injury. After being declared unfit for work, he lodged a WorkCover claim for this injury. While waiting to receive payments ...
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This is an actual case of bail application for Theft of Motor Vehicle with a client in a show cause position. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was involved in a number of burglaries and other property offences over a period of time. This had culminated in a ...
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This is a case study on theft and dishonesty offences resulting in an adjourned undertaking (good behaviour bond). Our client was a 54-year old woman charged with 7 dishonesty offences. She had a relevant prior on her court history (shop theft) but this was from an appearance 12 years ago ...
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This is a case of reducing the duration of a cultivation charge filed against an illegal Vietnamese National in Victoria, Australia. What is alleged to have occured? The police charged our client with Cultivating a Commercial Quantity of Cannabis. The charge spans a period of three days and it was ...
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This is a case of bail application wherein the accused had been remanded for 42 days. He is 20 years old with no prior convictions. What is alleged to have occured? Previously, the accused had two bail applications listed during which times he had not been brought out to court ...
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This is a case study on drug, driving, and firearms offences resulting in a sentence of Community Correction Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Trafficking of Methylamphetamine, Dangerous Driving (which arose out of a police pursuit), and Possession of an Unregistered Handgun. He was ...
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This is one of our successful sexual offence cases that involves withdrawing a rape charge. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was facing a charge for an alleged rape of a prostitute at a brothel. The allegation was that he became rough with the complainant, who told him ...
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This is one of our successful drug cases resulting in a Community Corrections Order for Trafficking and Possession of Drugs. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a female in her mid 40’s with no prior criminal history. She was charged with a consolidation of charges that include ...
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Following suspension of his licence due to loss of demerit points, our client was suspended from driving for 3 months by VicRoads. What is alleged to have occured? The client was then caught driving while suspended on three separate occasions during the period. He was charged with: Drive While Suspended ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Falsification of Documents resulting in a diversion sentence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client is a 26-year old qualified engineer who was charged with Falsification of Documents. This charge was made out when the documents he allegedly falsified had ...
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Our client was involved in a motor vehicle accident. This meant that she was unable to resume normal duties and was unable to work at all for a period of time. She required income assistance from the Transport Accident Commission (TAC). What is alleged to have occured? While receiving payments, ...
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This is a case study that resulted in a Community Corrections Order for child porn offences instead of an immediate term of imprisonment. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with possession of child pornography and surveillance charges. It was discovered that he had allegedly arranged for ...
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Our client was charged with 3 instances of Stalking. At the time of the alleged offending, our client was only 20 years old. What is alleged to have occured? The offences were said to comprise stalking because they involved repeated and unwanted contact by our client towards the complainant, and ...
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Our client wanted to appeal against his sentence for a case previously heard at the Broadmeadows Magistrates' Court. What is alleged to have occured? He was initially pulled over driving at 1:30 AM. The police noticed him looking very nervous, had glassy eyes, and he was having difficulty in forming ...
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Our 17-year old client was charged with Indecent Act With a Child Under 16 for having allegedly masturbated with a 14-year old boy, and Indecent Assault for allegedly throwing a semen-covered tissue onto the 14-year old boy. What is alleged to have occured? The background of this case was that ...
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Our client was charged with drink driving (2nd offence) and had his license suspended immediately with section 51 notice. What is alleged to have occured? Before his court appearance, he decided to drive to work, knowing he was suspended. He was speeding 17 kph over the speed limit in a ...
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This is a case study on historical child sex offences involving a father and his child. The case resulted in a discontinuance. What is alleged to have occured? The complainant in this matter was the biological daughter of our client. She alleged that her father sexually assaulted and raped her ...
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This is a case study of theft from employer resulting in a sentence of Community Correction Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was an employee at a retail store. He was using his key to enter after hours, take stock, then sold them on ebay. He took ...
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Our client was charged with Theft from a supermarket where she had been employed for nearly 30 years. She had no prior convictions. She was in her mid 50’s and had recently experienced serious health issues. It was important to her that she not receive a conviction. Theft in the ...
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Our client was charged with Theft from a supermarket where she had been employed for nearly 30 years. She had no prior convictions and was in her mid 50’s. She recently had experienced serious health issues and it was important to her that she not receive a conviction. What is ...
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Our client was charged with intentionally causing injury to his wife. The wife called the police following the altercation and the police took a statement from her. What is alleged to have occured? The wife alleged that our client had punched her to the head more than three times. She ...
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Our client was charged with a series of deception matters following allegations that he stole money from his place of employment. He was employed as a receptionist and, as part of his role, was responsible for taking client payments. At the time of the police interview, he made full admissions ...
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This is a case study on Centrelink charges that led to a recognisance. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with obtaining over $105,000 by deception from Centrelink over an 8 year-period. This was done by misstating that she was a single parent when she, in fact, ...
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This is a case study on assault offences resulting in a financial penalty without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was out with a group of friends in the city celebrating a bucks night. An incident started out at the front of a club between our client ...
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Our client was charged with cultivating 8 cannabis plants and using a hydroponic set up. What is alleged to have occured? He approached us and was initially reluctant in seeking representation for his case. We clearly outlined to him the benefits of thoroughly preparing for the matter (especially given the ...
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This is a case study on assault charges resulting in a Community Corrections Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was heavily intoxicated at a night club and, in the early hours of the morning, struck a patron without provocation causing significant facial injuries to the victim. He ...
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Our client was charged with sexual offences against a young female employee dating back to the mid-1990’s. What is alleged to have occured? He was alleged to have sexually penetrated her when she was aged around 14. The complaint was made to the police many years later and he was ...
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This is a case study on a child sex offence resulting in an aquittal. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with sexually penetrating his 6 year old goddaughter while the families were away on holiday together. The allegations date back to the early 2000’s and there ...
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This is a case study on Procuring Sexual Penetration of a Child in a recognisance order and Community Corrections Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client engaged in sexual activity over the internet with a minor and also penetrative sex. He was charged with multiple counts of Procuring ...
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This is a case study on a successful application for diversion concerning drug offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with 4 counts of Possess Drug of Dependence (amphetamine and prescription drugs). He was under 25, was running his business, and had no prior history. He ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Obtaining Property By Deception resulting in a fine without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had forged false invoices stating that he had medical and dental procedures and cashed them in with his insurer to the sum of ...
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This is a case study on driving offences resulting in a fine without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client, after having attended a farewell party, drove home intoxicated and collided into a bike rider. She did not stop after the accident even though the bike was attached ...
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This is a case study on theft offences resulting in a term of imprisonment that was far less than what was otherwise expected. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had two separate matters where she obtained a financial advantage of $500,000 by deception for over a period of ...
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This is a case study on a successful diversion application for driving offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client pulled in front of a vehicle illegally causing that car to brake suddenly and the car behind to collide into the rear of that vehicle. Our client was approached ...
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This is a case study on assault offences resulting in a fine without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was involved in an altercation at a pub in St. Kilda. The victim had alleged that he was struck without provocation to the head by our client. As ...
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This is a case study on drug and driving offences resulting in a Community Corrections Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was arrested in his car and was charged with multiple charges including trafficking ice with the quantity in his car being 30 grams. He had no ...
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This is a case study on a successful conviction appeal for Theft, Criminal Damage, and Unlawful Assault. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was working as a taxi driver. He had three female passengers but only had a $50 note to pay. An argument occurred over the method ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Drive Whilst Suspended resulting in a financial penalty but with no order against licence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was suspended for driving as a result of demerit point offences. He, however, drove his vehicle to work after ...
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This is a case study on drug and weapons offences resulting in a without conviction sentence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with possession and trafficking of cannabis and ecstasy. The police located him sitting in his vehicle late at night with another person. They approached ...
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This is a case study on criminal offences related to false statements that resulted in an adjourned undertaking without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with giving false information and making a false statement in connection with applying for the first home owners grant. He ...
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This is a case study of a contested hearing for child pornography resulting in the accused being found not guilty by the court. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with possess and make child pornography in circumstances where it was alleged that he took pictures of ...
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Our client was at a soccer game with friends. He had been consuming alcohol and was otherwise having a good time. The ground was in an area of allocated seating; but due to the crowd numbers and a lack of proper management, people without valid tickets for that area were ...
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This is a case study of an armed robbery resulting in a non-custodial sentence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client and a co-offender attended at a service station earlier in the day and surveilled the area. They returned a short time later carrying weapons and with the co-offender ...
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Our client is a married father of two and was accused of indecently assaulting and raping the complainant. At the time of the allegations, our client was employed in a care workers role which required him to stay overnight in transitional housing run by the Department of Human Services. What ...
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Our client is a man in his late 50’s who suffers from a physical disability. What is alleged to have occured? On an occasion, he asked his niece, who was 17 at the time, to accompany him into a room of the house. Whilst in there, he offered to pay ...
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Our client was an employee of a company. His role started off as a receptionist, then expanded over time to bookkeeping, payroll, invoicing, and computer maintenance. He did not have any formal qualifications to undertake this role. He had a long standing history of financial difficulty and accumulating debt. There ...
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Our client was involved in a road rage incident which began when the driver of another vehicle appeared to not see our client as he was changing into our client’s lane. What is alleged to have occured? Our client tooted the horn to warn him and the driver took evasive ...
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Our client was charged with two counts of recklessly causing injury and two counts of unlawful assault. What is alleged to have occured? It was a family violence situation, where it was alleged that our client assaulted his wife by throwing her into a BBQ, then later pushing her into ...
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This is a case study on theft charges resulting in a Community Correction Order without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with unauthorised use of company cab charge vouchers, chauffeur charges, and personal catering costs. Her employer detected the fraudulent activity after she had performed ...
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Our client was charged with two domestic violence assaults on his partner, one included a contravention of an intervention order. Both were committed when he was heavily intoxicated. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had a prior for domestic violence where he had served multiple years in custody ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Rape resulting in a not guilty verdict. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was alleged to have raped his ex-partner after both had been out drinking. The relationship was in a state of uncertainty after an earlier break up ...
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This is a case study involving a charge of Indecent Assault that resulted in a sentence of diversion. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had attended a club and it was alleged he touched a waitress on the bottom. He was charged with indecent assault. The charges were ...
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Tnis is a case study on drug offences resulting in the withdrawal of the charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with trafficking drugs into a prison. She had been charged on the basis that she was having conversations with a prisoner who allegedly was facilitating ...
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This is a case study on fire-related offences involving an accused with mental health problems. The case resulted in a treatment-only Community Correction Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with attending at a person’s private property in the country and lighting a fire either intentionally ...
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This is a case study on assault charges in the context of family violence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was alleged to have had an altercation with his wife that escalated. Police stated that he grabbed his wife by the front of her top and then slapped ...
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This is a case study of a theft from employer resulting in a diversion sentence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was employed by a restaurant in Melbourne CBD. She was charged with stealing money from the till during her shift, and concealing it in her work uniform ...
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This is a case study on drug offences and charges related to proceeds of crime. The accused was a young man in his early twenties who had an extremely limited criminal history. He had embarked upon a prolonged period of rehabilitation of more than 6 months and had provided drug ...
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Our client was initially charged with 60 dishonesty offences. These charges were related to obtaining property by deception, obtaining financial advantage by deception, and use false identity information. What is alleged to have occured? The total value of the offending was initially $13,000 and it occurred against her employer. Our ...
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This is a case study on drink driving and other traffic offences resulting in a minimum licence penalty without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was involved in a car accident and was drunk at the time. He was a young offender aged 18 years old and ...
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This is a case study on breaching offences and shoptheft resulting in a Community Corrections Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was involved in a number of offences over a protracted period. The offences were primarily shop thefts and offences of dishonesty. She was committing these offences ...
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This is a case study involving family violence offences that resulted in a diversion. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged with assaulting his wife and was charged with intentionally causing injury and recklessly causing injury. The allegation was that he punched his wife to the ...
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This is a case study on charges of Threat to Kill and Use Carriage Service to Menace resulting in a financial penalty. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with threat to kill and use carriage service to menace. She was alleged to have threatened her parents ...
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Our client was facing two criminal charges arising out of one incident. He was charged with sexual penetration of a child under 16 and with a single charge of rape. What is alleged to have occured? His instructions were that the sexual encounter with the complainant was consensual and that ...
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This is a case study on incest resulting in a not guilty verdict. What is alleged to have occured? The client was charged with incest. The allegations were that he had sexually penetrated his 8 year-old-daughter in the anus and the vagina while she was sleeping at his house on ...
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This is a case study that involves charges related to false statements made to first home owners scheme. What is alleged to have occured? The client made an application to the first home owners scheme and wrongly indicated that he was not in a de facto relationship on the application ...
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The accused was charged with intentionally causing injury and, in the alternative, recklessly causing injury and unlawful assault after he punched male waiting in the taxi queue outside a Melbourne bar. What is alleged to have occured? The accused was extremely intoxicated at the time and, following his arrest by ...
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This is a case study on a dishonesty offence involving an amount over $100,000. What is alleged to have occured? The client was heavily in debt due to business ventures that had gone sour. He had no prior Court appearances for dishonesty offences. He was charged with two charges of ...
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Our client was a very wealthy executive playing an important role in a large corporation. He faced five charges of failing to furnish a tax return relating to a period of 5 years. What is alleged to have occured? At the time the accused committed the alleged offending, he had ...
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This is a case study on failure to lodge approved taxation documents under the Tax Administration Act 1953 resulting in a good behaviour bond without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with several offences over a period of several years relating to failing to lodge ...
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The client faced 22 charges of unauthorised access to or modification of data. He had left his former employer months earlier and was upset about the way that he had been treated there. What is alleged to have occured? Using old passwords, he had hacked into their system and shut ...
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The client had been pulled over for a random roadside drug test, testing positive for methamphetamine. What is alleged to have occured? The client instructed that she was not a drug taker, but she had been, in fact, abusing diet pills and taking them indiscriminately. The pills were obtained from ...
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This is a case study on charges of Attempted Murder and Intentionally Causing Serious Injury resulting in the wqithdrawal of all charges. What is alleged to have occured? The client was alleged to have taken a person to their farm and then shoot them in the head. The Police were ...
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During a burglary the owner of the premises came home and was stabbed a number of times. What is alleged to have occured? The co-accused was identified and subsequently a link was made to the client on the basis of phone records. What happened at court? Bill Doogue represented our ...
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This is a case study on charges of Attempted Murder and Intentionally Cause Serious Injury resulting in an acquittal. What is alleged to have occured? The client was alleged to have cut open the victim’s stomach during a party at a flat. This was witnessed by many but only his ...
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This is a case study on assault and driving offences resulting in a withdrawal and fine. What is alleged to have occured? It was alleged that our client had followed the complainant to a particular destination and deliberately set out to confront and assault the complainant. When interviewed by the ...
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Our client was charged with committing offences of violence in a dispute with his housemates. He was charged with recklessly causing injury to his male housemate and unlawfully assaulting the female housemate. What is alleged to have occured? An argument had broken out with the female housemate. The male and ...
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This is a case study on arson causing death resulting in the accused being acquitted. What is alleged to have occured? The client’s daughter had set fire to the former family home, become trapped inside the burning premises and had died. The prosecution alleged that the accused had been involved ...
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Our client was charged with a conspiracy to commit an armed robbery on a establishment. What is alleged to have occured? He was seen on CCTV dropping a gun in a bush and going up the front door of the venue and looking inside. The Police were called and he ...
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This is a case study on driving charges resulting in a moderate financial penalty and minimum license suspension. What is alleged to have occured? The client was driving with a passenger in his car, exceeding the speed limited by a considerable amount. He was cutting across all lanes and zigzagging ...
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This is a case study on Dangerous and Careless Driving charges resulting in a good behaviour bond without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? The client was involved in a “road rage” type incident, where he was observed braking heavily and driving erratically. Police charged him with dangerous driving ...
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The client was charged with culpable driving causing the death of his best friend, whom he had known since primary school. The two had been drinking at a 21st birthday party when the client became upset at a comment made to him by another party-goer. What is alleged to have ...
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This is a case study on a successful diversion application for charges of Create False Entry in Log Book. What is alleged to have occured? Client operated his own business as a truck driver delivering freight interstate. The police alleged that on 4 separate occasions, client had deliberately entered false ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Breach Intervention Order resulting in a sentence of diversion. What is alleged to have occured? The allegations concerned a dispute between our client and his father (the complainant and applicant for the intervention order) in which our client was alleged to ...
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This is case study on a Centrelink charge resulting in a non-conviction good behaviour bond. What is alleged to have occured? The client received in excess of $10,000 in payments from Centrelink to which she was not entitled. This occurred in circumstances of financial distress, where she underreported her earnings ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Obsecene Exposure resulting in the case being adjourned and the charge ultimately withdrawn. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a 15-year old child who had never been in trouble before. He was charged with two charges of wilful ...
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A suffered from serious psychiatric illness (with diagnoses ranging from bi-polar disorder to schizophrenia). He was at his home when a man passed by in the street and began antagonising the family dog after it began barking. A’s sister went outside to see what was going on and the man ...
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This is case study on a charge of Culpable Driving Causing Death rersulting in an acquittal. What is alleged to have occured? The client was driving a car back from her beach house on the Mornington Peninsula. She was travelling at the speed limit. An elderly person walked out onto ...
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This is a case study on a successful diversion application for multiple charges of Make False Document. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with 29 separate offences of Make False Document which spanned a period of 5 years. He was an employee of a business which ...
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Historic sex case from the 1970s. What is alleged to have occured? Complainant made allegations that they had been sexually assaulted 30 years ago. Complainant said they had known the accused and that he had performed sexual acts without consent. The accused denied having done anything at all. What happened ...
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This is a case study on a plea of guilty to a charge of Indecent Assault resulting in a good behaviour bond. What is alleged to have occured? H was accused of groping a woman’s vagina, over her clothing, in a crowded night club. The complainant immediately informed a friend ...
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This is a case study on an offence of Indecent Assault resulting the in accused being acquitted of the charge. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a taxi driver. He allegedly committed an Indecent Assault but he denied the allegations. The case did not resolve at contest ...
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This is a case study on an offence of Indecent Act with Child Under 16 resulting in the charge being withdrawn. What is alleged to have occured? The client was a young boy with no prior Court appearances. He was charged with sexually assaulting two young males. The offending occurred ...
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This is a case study on a historic matter involving charges of Indecent Assault and Indecent Act with 16 – 17 year old. What is alleged to have occured? This was a historic sex matter occurring over 30 years ago. The offender, who was very young at the time, offended ...
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The complainant on this case was a child at the time of the offending and the allegations raised with the Police occurred 40 years after the offence date. Dates of offences were said to have been fixed by reference to the complainant’s father’s diary. What is alleged to have occured? ...
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This is a case study on offences that involve glassing and other assault charges. What is alleged to have occured? The client was assaulted prior to entering a nightclub with a friend. He had been drinking all day and at the time he arrived at the nightclub he was intoxicated ...
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The client instructed that he wanted to avoid a conviction for the tax-related offences. The only sentencing outcome under the commonwealth sentencing regime (the Crimes Act (Cth)), is a 19B bond (good behaviour bond). Despite the existence of factors which would ordinarily militate against the recording of a conviction, the ...
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Our client was stopped behind two other cars waiting to turn right. The intersection was controlled by a main red light, a green turning arrow and an amber turning arrow. What is alleged to have occured? The green turning arrow lit and the cars in the turning lane commenced their ...
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The accused was a 27 year old man with a number of prior Court appearances for deception and drug-related offences. What is alleged to have occured? He was charged with trespassing with intent to steal and theft of a laptop computer from a bungalow at the rear of a property ...
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The client was charged with trafficking in a commercial quantity of amphetamines, conspiracy to traffick in a large commercial quantity of amphetamines, and possession of a substance used for trafficking amphetamines. What is alleged to have occured? It was alleged that the client was part of a large drug operation ...
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Our client was an employee of a sports retailer and he held a managerial role within the business. He was charged with theft from employer and obtaining property by deception. What is alleged to have occured? The Prosecution alleged that our client was fraudulently creating refund transactions and keeping the ...
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This is a case study on a theft from employer resulting in a good behaviour bond without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? The client was charged with four counts of theft, occurring over a 1 month period and totalling almost eight thousand dollars. The client worked in accounts ...
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Our client struggled with a long term Heroin addiction. He had managed to remain offence- and drug-free for a number of years until the death of his mother. He relapsed into Heroin use and then checked himself into a residential rehabilitation unit. In the unit, he met another addict and ...
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The client was charged with sexual offences relating to the kissing, touching and lingual penetration of a young relative. What is alleged to have occured? He went to trial and during the trial the complainant gave evidence that was somewhat inconsistent. This was heavily criticised by the Defence. He was ...
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This is a case study on assault and driving offences resulting in a financial penalty without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Police alleged that this was a road rage matter where our client tailgated the L plate driver of a another vehicle. It was alleged that he hit ...
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Our client boarded a taxi and it was alleged and conceded by our client that he was heavily intoxicated. During the trip home and feeling the effects of having too much to drink, our client requested the taxi driver to pull to the curb. He then got out of the ...
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This is a case study on Rape and Indecent Assault charges involving a retrial. What is alleged to have occured? The client had been charged with rape and indecent assault on his then partner. The rape was said to have occurred during the course of their relationship. The client, with ...
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This is a case study on firearms charges resulting in a good behaviour bond. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with 2 instances of possessing an imitation hand gun. He had removed the gun from his pants whilst inside a Subway restaurant. He was also charged ...
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The accused was a 44 year old man with no history of prior Court appearances. He was apprehended by police at 3.00 am as he was driving to get some food. He suffers from insomnia. What is alleged to have occured? He drove through a red light and collided with ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Sexual Penetration of a Child Under 16 Years Old resulting in an adjourned undertaking without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? The accused was a 20 year old man with no prior convictions.The complainant approached him and his friends and ...
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Allegations were made by the accused’s young step-sister that he had committed indecent acts on her. What is alleged to have occured? The accused was facing a charge of Indecent Act with a child under 16. The allegations were made in the context of ongoing custody issues between the parents ...
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This is a case study on a child sex offence resulting in the accused being found not guilty at the end of the trial. What is alleged to have occured? The client was charged with touching the breasts of an underage relative while they were sharing a bed. The client ...
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This is a case study on indecent act in the presence of a child under 16 resulting in a Community Correction Order. What is alleged to have occured? The client was charged with indecent act in the presence of a child under 16. The child was his young daughter. One ...
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The accused was remanded in prison after his ex-partner and two young daughters went to the police and made allegations of sexual abuse. What is alleged to have occured? His daughters made video recorded statements alleging offences carried out against them when they were 4 and 6 years old. The ...
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This is a case study on child sex offences resulting in a nolle prosequi. What is alleged to have occured? The client had been charged with taking part in sexual acts with a girl aged 13. He was aged 26 at the time. The client had been friends with the ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Sexual Penetration of Child Under 16 Years Old resulting in an acquittal. What is alleged to have occured? The accused who was 19 years old went to a party where he met a young woman. After a while they both went ...
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The accused was a 30 year old man charged with raping a woman he had met on a dating website. What is alleged to have occured? They had been on several dates and had had consensual penile-vaginal sex on one occasion prior. They had also discussed, over text message and ...
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The accused met a woman online who came around to his place in the early hours of the morning. They had both been drinking and smoked drugs. What is alleged to have occured? Her allegation was that they had consensual sex but at one point she told him to stop ...
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The complainant alleged that she was raped by the client, who was a former co-worker. The two had spent the afternoon and night together, drinking and watching TV. What is alleged to have occured? The complainant alleged that after retiring to bed, she awoke without pants to find the accused ...
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The accused was a 38 year old man with no prior Court appearances. He was charged with raping the complainant, with whom he had had a sexual relationship for the past 6 years. What is alleged to have occured? The complainant alleged that the accused had raped and physically assaulted ...
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The accused was married to the complainant for over 20 years. The allegations were made to police following their separation in 2006, and were said to have occurred during the course of their marriage. They relate to incidents spanning from 1986- 2004. What is alleged to have occured? The complainant ...
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The accused was in an on again-off again relationship with the complainant over a period of about 18 months. From the beginning, the relationship was a sexual one. When the couple commenced their relationship, the complainant was 15 years of age and the accused was 19. What is alleged to ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Rape resulting in the accused being acquitted of the allegations. What is alleged to have occured? A group of police officers entered the bar and they observed the client walk towards the bathroom and then try and leave the premises after ...
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The accused met the complainant at his friend’s birthday party and they were intimate with each other on that night. The accused, his friend, the complainant and another girl known to them all arranged a week later to hire a hotel room together. What is alleged to have occured? At ...
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The client was a young adult with no prior Court appearances or convictions. He became involved in drug trafficking (ice) and was a heavy user himself. What is alleged to have occured? He appeared at Court on 18 charges that he had accrued over a 4 month period. The charges ...
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This is a case study on a successful bail application for Theft of a Motor Vehicle. What is alleged to have occured? The client was alleged to have stolen a Lamborghini while armed with a pistol. There had been a previous bail application in the Magistrates Court which had been ...
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The client worked as a bouncer at a busy night club. Police attended after a confrontation with patrons who had been refused re-entry to the club. A female patron claimed that following an argument, the client had hit her forcefully with an open hand. What is alleged to have occured? ...
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This is a case study on Assaulting Police and Resisting Arrest resulting in a good behaviour bond. What is alleged to have occured? The client was a 20-year-old with no prior Court appearances. The offending occurred after the accused boarded a train without a ticket and was approached by ticket ...
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The client was charged with recklessly cause injury, unlawful assault, and several charges of assault police and resist police. What is alleged to have occured? The complainant for the offence of recklessly cause injury had notified police that she did not want to proceed with her complaint. Apart from the ...
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The client was charged with Assault arising from an alleged glassing outside a nightclub. What is alleged to have occured? The client maintained that he was at all times acting in self defence as he was being set upon by a group of young men. One person was seriously injured ...
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Whilst driving, the client was cut off. He followed victim and a road rage incident ensued. What is alleged to have occured? The client followed the victim to a car park and struck with him his fist causing a bloody nose. It was also alleged that he hit him with ...
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This is a case study on assault and driving charges resulting in a fine without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? An argument ensued between our client and her boyfriend. The client got into her car and her boyfriend jumped into the back. The argument continued inside the vehicle ...
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The client was an employee of VicRoads. His role included inspecting vehicles for the purpose of registration and for the purpose administering roadworthy certificates. He had been charged along with 5 other men in relation to an organised motor vehicle theft operation involving the re-birthing of hundreds of cars. What ...
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Our client along with two co-accused was charged with involvement in extensive frauds. The total value of the frauds exceeded $100,000. What is alleged to have occured? The prosecution case against the client was that he knowingly participated in the frauds with the principal offender. Many of the fraudulent loans ...
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The client was young and unwell with depression. She felt unable to tell her employer the truth about her medical condition due to the stigma of mental illness. What is alleged to have occured? The client decided to fake medical letters which said she had cancer in order to get ...
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The client was charged with attempting to obtain a financial advantage by deception. What is alleged to have occured? The offences arose out of an attempt to secure insurance for a motor vehicle accident. The allegations were that the client had sought to deliberately delay reporting the date of the ...
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The client moved to Australia from overseas in the early 2000s. At the time of the offence she had given birth to her first child, who was born with a congenital physical condition that required on-going treatment, including surgery. What is alleged to have occured? She began making online claims ...
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This is a case study involving an offence that breached a suspended sentence of 42 days imprisonment imposed in October 2008. What is alleged to have occured? The prosecution alleged that the client had been acting in concert with a co-accused, and hence liable to be charged with the offences ...
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This is a case study on assault charges, Criminal Damage, and Breaching Intervention Order resulting in a good behaviour bond. What is alleged to have occured? The client was walking her dog past a neighbour’s house and noticed that the neighbour was filming her and others in the street. The ...
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The client was charged with: recklessly causing serious injury, recklessly cause injury, unlawful assault, and aggravated assault. What is alleged to have occured? The most serious allegation was that our client had used a bat to inflict the injury. What happened at court? We represented the client at the Heidelberg ...
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This is a case study on dishonesty offences resulting in a withdrawal of the charges. What is alleged to have occured? The accused was a 60-year old man who claimed that his neighbour had struck and injured his right knee whilst the neighbour was reversing his car out of the ...
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