Homicide and Violent Offences Archives - Paul Vale Criminal Law

Murder – Trial by Judge Alone in the Supreme Court

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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Negligently Causing Serious Injury – Plea of Guilty in the County Court

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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Mental Impairment & Unfit to be Tried

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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Murder Trial in Supreme Court

Case Murder Trial in Supreme Court Quick Facts Our client was charged with the murder of his partner’s daughter. Maximum sentence Life Imprisonment Our client received Our client was found not guilty and was acquitted of all charges; the main charge of murder and the alternative charge of manslaughter. He was released from custody upon these […]

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Murder Trial in the Supreme Court – Subsequent Plea

Case Murder trial in the Supreme Court – Subsequent Plea Quick Facts Our client was accused of murdering her daughter in law. After being found guilty of murder by a jury, she was subsequently sentenced. Maximum Sentencing for the charge of murderLife imprisonment What our client received18 years’ imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period of 13 years and […]

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