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DNA EVIDENCE IS NOT ALWAYS THE FINAL WORD

08 7111 0375 Request A Cost Estimate DNA EVIDENCE IS NOT ALWAYS THE FINAL WORD A man charged with three counts of endangering the lives of occupants of a house by firing shots into the residence in a drive-by shooting where police relied on DNA evidence has been found not guilty after a recent trial…

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NO CONVICTION – ITS NOT ‘UNUSUAL’

08 7111 0375 Request A Cost Estimate NO CONVICTION – ITS NOT ‘UNUSUAL’ A case involving a traffic charge does not have to be ‘unusual’ for a Court to refrain from recording a conviction. Recently, a man was charged when a car he owned was driven unregistered and uninsured. He was told by a Magistrate…

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JEWELLERY – OR A $10,000 KNUCKLE DUSTER?

08 7111 0375 Request A Cost Estimate JEWELLERY – OR A $10,000 KNUCKLE DUSTER? Body Texta Photographs of Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg were shown to a Court in defence of a man charged with possessing a knuckle duster when police seized his 9 carat gold two-finger ring valued at approximately $10,000 to $15,000. The…

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INTERVENTION ORDERS IN TROUBLE – POLICE EXCEED THEIR POWER

08 7111 0375 Request A Cost Estimate INTERVENTION ORDERS IN TROUBLE – POLICE EXCEED THEIR POWER The Supreme Court has overturned a finding of guilt against a man charged with contravening an intervention order on the basis that the order made by police prohibiting him from ‘entering or remaining in the vicinity’ of specified premises…

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GUILTY FOR WALKING HIS DOG?

08 7111 0375 Request A Cost Estimate GUILTY FOR WALKING HIS DOG? The Court of Criminal Appeal has set aside a verdict of guilty in a case in which the prosecution were relying on the fact that the person accused of robbery was in the vicinity on the same morning, that like the robber he…

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WHEN A SUCCESSFUL DEFENDANT IS ENTITLED TO COSTS

08 7111 0375 Request A Cost Estimate WHEN A SUCCESSFUL DEFENDANT IS ENTITLED TO COSTS The exercise by an accused person of the right to remain silent when interviewed by police should not of itself be the basis for the police to avoid paying legal costs if the charges are dismissed after that person gives…

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WHEN CAN A CRIMINAL CHARGE BE FINALISED WITHOUT A CONVICTION?

08 7111 0375 Request A Cost Estimate WHEN CAN A CRIMINAL CHARGE BE FINALISED WITHOUT A CONVICTION? Two recent decisions handed down by the Supreme Court have considered the circumstances under which a criminal conviction should not be recorded against a person found guilty of an offence. In one case, this was despite the fact…

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IMPRISONED FOR ACCEPTING A GIFT

08 7111 0375 Request A Cost Estimate IMPRISONED FOR ACCEPTING A GIFT A man was imprisoned for fourteen days for two charges that included accepting as a gift from a friend a single round of ammunition that he intended to make into a necklace. The man was charged with a number of offences including possession…

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