My client has now been sentenced for murder after we could not quite get the jury to agree that he was not guilty by reason of insanity. The defence had sought to argue that the defendant was so affected by both his psychosis and his autism that he should have been held insane. This was,…

POLICE v VL – Successful application for discharge without conviction for a charge of burglary of commercial premises with some damage done to building and $10,000 worth of items taken (but recovered). Impact on future career and travel and efforts to make amends and reparation led court to grant the application for a discharge without…

THE QUEEN v AA – class A drug supplies –sentence. Serious methamphetamine supplies to undercover officer and numerous others in small amounts. Prior drug-related convictions. Spent some time in custody before being granted bail to attend rehab program. Completed that successfully. Pleaded guilty just before trial. From a start point of 4 ½ years prison…

My client’s car was seized and restrained under the Criminal Proceeds and Recovery Act on the basis that it was being used by her boyfriend and was claimed to have had effective control. After some detailed scrutiny of accounts and receipts I was able to show that the car was in reality my clients and…

My client was sitting in his car when approached by the police who after questioning him said they became suspicious and searched the vehicle despite objection. They found class A paraphernalia and parts of a meth lab.v I challenged the admissibility of the evidence obtained and the judge agreed viewing that the defendant’s right to…

My client had just completed his degree and was looking for a career job when in a late night incident where he had come to the aid of a friend he broke a mans jaw with a single punch. The impact on his potential career was really at risk with him being unable to even…

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