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We have a success rate exceeding 90% for all criminal defence in the last 10 years. We have achieved WINS in all of the major areas of criminal prosecutions including Drugs, Assaults, Robberys, Frauds, AVOs, Traffic, and Sex Assaults.

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For certain matters, we will act on a ‘No Win, No Fee’, whereby you only pay our fees should you receive a successful outcome in your particular matter.

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We pride ourselves on our dedication to fighting hard to protect your rights. Whether you feel as though you have been harshly treated by the authorities, or believe that a decision made by a court was wrong, we will help you find a solution to make it right.

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We are amongst the top criminal defence lawyers with offices in Sydney City CBD, Rockdale. We are available to appear for our clients in any NSW or interstate court. As accomplished court advocates and experts in our field, we are confident that there is no matter too small or too large for us to deal with. Call 24/7 for a free consultation on (02) 9587 1500.

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Homicide (Murder / Manslaughter)

Murder / Manslaughter Murder is defined under s18 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) to mean when the accused has, by act or omission, caused death with reckless indifference to […]

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Self-Defence: has been codified under s423 Crimes Act A person carries out conduct in self-defence if and only if the person believes the conduct is necessary: to defend himself or […]

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If the issue of provocation arises on the evidence it must be left to the jury even if the defence counsel does not wish it raised: Van Den Hoek v […]

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Necessity: is a defence where a person engages in criminal behaviour because he was in a position of reasonable harm of serious bodily injury by another, such that an ordinary […]

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Mental Illness

M’Naghten Rules It is a defence if it is proved that at the time of commission of the offence the accused labouring under such a defect of reason from disease […]

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Whether the accused was intoxicated at the time of the offence is a consideration in regards to whether the individual had the necessary intent for an offence requiring proof of specific […]

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Fitness to be Tried

Fitness to be Tried Fitness to be Tried denotes that the Accused has the ability to fairly partake in the trial.  For matters involving NSW legislation, this is based upon […]

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Automatism Automatism: refers to the act performed involuntarily or without consciousness. In these cases, it is argued that the intent to commit the crime has not been established. Criminal responsibility […]

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Autrefois Acquit and Convict

Autrefois Acquit Generally, if an accused has been already been convicted of an offence, or acquitted of an offence, he cannot again be convicted of the same offence arising from […]

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Special Circumstances

Special Circumstances When a court is sentencing an offender to imprisonment, it must first stipulate the non- parole period. Under s44 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999, the balance […]

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Section 10 Dismissal

Section 10 Dismissal Section 10 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 stipulates that a Court is able to find an individual guilty of an offence, however order a dismissal of charges, and […]

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Rising of the Court

Rising of the Court The Rising of the Court is a traditional sentence which is used in less than 3 % of criminal cases in NSW and the shortest possible […]

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Fine The Court has a variety of penalties for an offender of a crime; one method that the court can adopt is by way of fine. The offender must pay […]

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Deferred Sentence

Deferred Sentence A court may defer passing sentence for a period of up to 12  months from the date of conviction to allow the offender to be assessed for rehabilitation, […]

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Community Service

Community Service A Community Service Order is an important sentencing alternative for the courts. Instead of imposing a sentence of imprisonment or issue an order for the offender to enter […]

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Good Behaviour Bond

Good Behaviour Bond In accordance to section 9 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act, instead of imposing a sentence of imprisonment to an offender, the court may make an order directing […]

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Court Directory

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Criminal Trials During the Trial the accused will appear in the dock, which is a specialised place in the courtroom for accused persons to sit. A document called the ‘indictment’ […]

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Abnormality of Mind

Substantial impairment by abnormality of mind is defined as a state of mind so different from that of ordinary human beings that a responsible person would deem it to be […]

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Support for Parents

There are government and community initiatives that educate youth on criminal acitivity.The interactive website Burn – The Movie is a short film about young people involved in criminal activities and […]

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Preparing for Court

When Do I have to go to Court? The date and time that you must attend Court will be on the Court papers that the Police have given to you […]

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Police Powers

The Police have a multitude of powers which must be adhered to according to legislation. Arrest The Police are able to arrest you if: You are committing an offence The […]

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Plea Bargaining

A plea bargain is an agreement in a criminal matter between the prosecutor and defendant whereby the defendant agrees to plead guilty to a particular charge in return for some […]

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Forensic Procedures

Forensic Procedures refers to the measures taken by the Police in order to identify an individual whom may have commited a crime. However there is strict legislation that determines when […]

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Locating an Inmate To find out where an inmate is located contact: Sentence Administration Phone: (02) 8346 1000 Between 8.30am – 4.30pm, weekdays excluding public holidays, State-wide Sentence Administration Phone: […]

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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence The court is weary of the different actions and court processes that may need to take place for matters concerning domestic violence. Domestic Violence matters which involve Apprehended […]

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Filing a defence involves numerous steps: Check the date the Statement of Claim was served Check the date the Statement of Claim was filed Read over the particulars of the […]

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Committal Hearings

A committal hearing refers to an administrative process in the Local Court to determine whether an indictable offence should be referred to a higher court. Its purpose is centred on having […]

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Court Tour

Any individual or group can visit or attend courts. Court hearings are open to the public, except when a judicial officer determines that a case will be held in a closed court. […]

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Court and Commissions

There are several courts and commissions which deal with criminal offences, and dependent upon the crime alleged, will be directed to a specialised court to ensure that professionals whom specialises […]

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Bail is the temporary release of an individual whom is awaiting trial. This may or may not be on a condition that a specific amount of money be deposited in order […]

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Street Racing

It is considered an offence to organise, promote or take part in racing vehicles on a public road. The law has a quite a broad definition of street racing including […]

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Negligent Driving

Negligent driving refers to situations where accidents are caused, however, the driving of the offender was not reckless or dangerous enough to result in a more serious charge such as […]

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License Appeals

The Local Court will determine the outcome of an appeal – whether the suspension is varied or revoked. Whilst considering an application, the courts do not take into account the […]

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Special Range PCA

Special Range PCA is an offence that is committed by only certain drivers who drives or operate a vehicle on a public road, with a blood alcohol concentration between 0.02 and 0.05. These individuals include: Taxi […]

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High Range PCA

High Range PCA is an offence that is committed by a person who drives or operates a vehicle on a public road, with a blood alcohol concentration above 0.15. This is […]

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Mid-Range PCA

Mid Range PCA is an offence that is committed by a person who drives or operates a vehicle on a public road, with a blood alcohol concentration between 0.08 and 0.15. Although this […]

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Novice Range PCA

Novice Range PCA is an offence that is committed by a person who drives or operates a vehicle on a public road, with a blood alochol concentration between 0.00 and 0.019. […]

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Low Range PCA

This particular offence is committed by an individual who drives a motor vehicle on a public road with a BAC in between Low Range PCA is an offence that is […]

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The Alcohol Interlock Program is a penalty which can be applied for a range of drink driving offences. It involves the installation of an electronic breath testing device to the […]

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Driving Whilst Suspended/Disqualified

Driving without a valid drivers’ licence, is among the most common traffic offences. These offences are generally divided into two categories, including: Driving while unlicensed/never licensed Driving whilst suspended, cancelled […]

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Drug Driving

Drug driving is a relatively new offence detected by a similar test to random breath testing. Police my charge you for drug driving if a saliva swab during this roadside […]

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Dangerous Driving

There are numerous driving offences which are classified as “dangerous driving”. These offences each carry different penalties which reflect the seriousness of the offence. Dangerous driving offences are generally divided […]

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Assault occurs where a person recklessly or intentionally causes another person to fear immediate violence, which may or may not be through the use of force including striking, pushing, kicking, […]

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Break, Enter and Steal

Break, Enter and Steal   Housebreaking and sacrilege is defined under Division 4 of the Crimes Act 1900 In accordance to Section 112 of the Crimes Act 1900, the offence break […]

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Computer Offences

Computer offences  Due to the rapidly evolving nature of technology, computer offences are quite complex to regulate and control. However, legislators have enacted laws which aim to penalise offenders. One […]

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Traffic Offences

Traffic Offences A driving offence is any violation of the laws governing road transport and road safety. The legislation outlining these laws are the Road Transport Act 2016 and the Crimes […]

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Drug Offences

Drug Offences Drug offences are among some of the most common criminal offences. Possessing a prohibited drug (drug possession) is the most common drug offence and, when charged alone, is almost […]

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Firearms & Weapons

Firearms & Weapons There are an array of firearm and weapon offences, each with varying degrees of severity. Although a handful of firearms are prohibited, the majority are legal, however […]

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Importation In Australia, the Criminal Code Act and the Customs Act are among a number of actions which prohibit the importation of drugs, weapons, explosives, firearms and wildlife. Importation offences […]

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Perjury In accordance to section 327(1) of the Crimes Act 1900, the offence of perjury is defined as “any person who in or in connection with any judicial proceeding makes […]

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Riot and Affray

Riot and Affray Affray is an increasingly popular charge used by police, not always appropriately and where a less severe charge such as assault or offensive conduct might suffice. Affray can […]

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Summary Offences

Summary Offences In Australian criminal law, summary offences are less serious offences such as traffic offences and “petty crime”. These offences are tried by a magistrate or judge alone, without a jury. Summary […]

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Sexual Offences

Sexual Offences In the Australian Legal System, sexual offences are among the most severely punished offences. The term “sexual offences” covers a wide range of offences, including variations of sexual […]

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Robbery and Extortion

Robbery and Extortion The most serious types of stealing, fall under the category of Robbing. In most circumstances, robbery cases involve the stealing of property from a person or persons […]

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