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Quick Facts Our client was charged with Murder contrary to the common law.  The deceased was our client’s estranged sibling. It was alleged that our client rendered his sibling unconscious before transporting the sibling to the family residence.  Our client’s matter proceeded to Trial by Judge Alone in the Supreme Court, the first of its […]

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Case Negligently Causing Serious Injury – Plea of Guilty in the County Court Quick Facts Our client was initially charged with Intentionally Causing Serious Injury, contrary to Section 16 of the Crimes Act 1958 which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years. Our client and the co-accused were alleged to have caused serious injury to […]

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Sentencing is a complicated area of law in Victoria. There are a large variety of different factors which a Court must take into account when imposing a sentence, including but not limited to the nature and gravity of the offence itself, the previous character of the person being sentenced, and the maximum penalty for that […]

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Case Cultivation and possession of cannabis, including of a commercial quantity Quick FactsOur client was charged with Cultivation of Cannabis in a commercial quantity, Cultivation of Cannabis, and Possession of Cannabis Maximum Sentencing Cultivate a Commercial Quantity of Cannabis – Level 2 imprisonment (25 years maximum) – s72A Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 […]

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CaseAttempt to Import Border Controlled Drug – Trial in the County Court Quick Facts Our client was charged with attempting to possess a commercial quantity of an illegally imported drug contrary to section 11.1(1) and section 307.8(1) of the Criminal Code (Cth) 1995. He was alleged to have attempted to possess a package which contained […]

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Attempted Rape Case

19 April 2020

Case Attempted Rape Case Quick Facts Our client was charged with attempted Rape and multiple charges of Sexual Assault. He was alleged to have attempted to have sex with the complainant without her consent, and to have sexually assaulted her.  Maximum Sentencing 25 years – standard sentence is 10 years. What our client received Attempted […]

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Case Diversion for Glassing Attack Quick Facts Our client whilst intoxicated threw a glass at a bartender which hit the bartender in the head. Our client was charged with Recklessly causing injury and unlawful assault pursuant to section 18 of the Victorian Crimes Act 1958 Maximum Sentence Maximum penalty is 5 years imprisonment What the Client received: […]

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Case Mentally Unfit to Stand Trial in the Supreme Court of Victoria Quick Facts Our client was charged with the murder of his housemate. However, our client is deaf, mute and suffers from severe cognitive disabilities, which limits his ability to participate in the criminal trial.  We conducted a hearing determine whether he was able […]

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Case Exceptional Circumstances Bail Application for Drug Importation Matter Quick Facts Our client was charged with Importing a Commercial Quantity of Border Controlled Drug (Methylamphetamine) – (Section 307.1 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code Act 1995) This was an Exceptional Circumstances bail application (Section 4(2) of the Bail Act 1977); read more about different presumptions of bail here Maximum […]

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Diversion

18 July 2017

What is Diversion?The Victorian Criminal Justice Diversion Program provides eligible offenders with a unique opportunity to take responsibility for their offending, benefit the community and avoid a criminal record. Eligibility To be considered for Diversion the following must occur: You must acknowledge responsibility for the offence; Your matter must not include a charge punishable by a fixed minimum sentence The […]

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