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Not Guilty of All Sexual Assault Charges
The Presiding Judge in Downing Centre District Court delivered verdicts of 'Not Guilty' for our 54 year old client who was charged with 7 counts of 'sexual intercourse with child between 16 and 18 years old in special care'.
The charges arose from incidents that allegedly occurred in 2006 when our client was the owner and instructor in a Chatswood dance studio.
It was alleged that he had sexual intercourse on at least 7 occasions with one of his 17 year old dance students.
Sydney Criminal Lawyers managed to have the case dealt with by a 'judge alone', rather than by a jury who would likely have been prejudiced against our client.
After over a week of trial, Her Honour found that the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the complainant was under 18 years of age at the time of the alleged incidents.
Accordingly, she acquitted our client of all charges and he is free to get on with his life.
Client Avoids Conviction Despite Supplying 16 Ecstacy Tablets
In Downing Centre District Court, our 24 year old client from Rydalmere was given a 'section 10 bond' despite pleading guilty to supplying 16 ecstacy tablets and possessing amphetamines.
This means that she avoids a criminal conviction altogether.
She is a Project Analyst with a Sydney-based telecommunications company that contracts to various government organisations.
She attended the Stereosonic Music Festival, Olympic Park where police allegedly saw her selling tablets to other party-goers.
Police approached and saw her holding a condom containing what appeared to be tablets and capsules.
They immediately cautioned her, seized the pills and placed her under arrest.
She then made a range of admissions and was charged with one count of 'drug supply' and two counts of 'drug possession'.
The ecstacy (or 'MDMA') tablets weighed a total of 5.44 grams. A capsule of amphetamines was also found.
The quantity of drugs made it a 'strictly indictable case' which means that it had to go to the District Court.
It was a strong case of 'actual supply'.
However, Sydney Criminal Lawyers persuaded the prosecution to significantly amend the 'facts' and to treat the matter as a 'deemed supply' only, which meant that it was less-serious.
Our client then pleaded guilty to one charge of 'deemed supply'.
She placed herself in the best possible position before her sentencing date by attending counselling and gathering character references.
A counselling letter was obtained and our defence team successfully persuaded the District Court Judge to keep her conviction-free.
This means that the incident is unlikely to affect our client's current job or her future career prospects.
No Criminal Record 13 Fraud Charges
The Presiding Judge in Downing Centre District Court was persuaded to issue a 'Section 32 order' in favour of our 41 year old client who was charged with 13 counts of 'obtaining a financial advantage'.
A 'Section 32 order' allows a court to dismiss a case without finding a person guilty or imposing a criminal conviction against them. A court can do this if the person was suffering from a 'mental condition' at the time of the alleged offences.
Our client was employed with Sydney City Council for nearly a decade. He was accused of forging a superior's signature and submitting 62 fraudulent claims for payment between December 2011 and December 2012.
The claims were all approved and our client was paid the funds. The discrepancies were detected and our client was found to be responsible. He then admitted to the offences.
Our legal team recognised that his underlying mental health conditions may have contributed to the offending behaviour. We obtained a psychological report showing that he suffered from depression and social phobia during the relevant period.
The case was persuasively argued in court and our client was discharged without conviction on the basis that he complies with a treatment plan for a period of 6 months.
Drug Supply Charges Dropped
All drug charges have been dropped after our defence lawyers successfully argued that the prosecution evidence against our client was not strong enough to go to a jury trial.
Our client is a 42 year old man from Waterloo who was suspected of being part of a criminal syndicate that supplied drugs including heroin and 'ecstacy' from at least early 2013.
Police set up a surveillance operation in May 2013 that intercepted phone calls between our client and others allegedly involved in that syndicate.
Those intercepts allegedly established that our client was a 'drug runner' who sold drugs on behalf of those higher in the syndicate.
Video surveillance also allegedly captured him selling drugs on at least two occasions.
Our client and two other syndicate members were later arrested and charged with various drug offences - our client was charged with supplying heroin on 10th and 31st July 2013.
After several months of intense fighting, our Senior Criminal Defence Team was able to convince the prosecution that the evidence was insufficient to prove the charges against our client beyond reasonable doubt.
All charges against him were then withdrawn.
The two 'co-accused' are represented by other criminal law firms who have not been able to have their clients' cases dropped.
Those clients are now facing an expensive, lengthy and risky District Court trial unless they plead guilty to their charges.
Client Avoids a Conviction for Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm
The Magistrate in Downing Centre Local Court granted a 'Section 10' (no conviction) to our 24 year-old female client after she assaulted her female flatmate who had allegedly been flirtatious towards her boyfriend.
The incident occurred after our client returned home from a night out and entered her flatmate's bedroom.
An argument occurred and our client then jumped onto her flatmate's bed.
According to the original police papers, our client then:
'began punching her with a clenched fist approximately 10 times to the head area resulting in bruising and swelling to the left eye and cheek area' and 'red marks and bruising to the upper-left pectoral region'.
Our client also allegedly threw her flatmate's belongings out and obtained a knife.
She was restrained by her boyfriend.
Our client was initially charged with Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm.
However, our defence team managed to convince police to delete all of the above 'facts' from the police papers and to replace them with just: 'began slapping her head area'.
The charge of Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm was then withdrawn and replaced with the less-serious charge of 'Common Assault'.
Our client then pleaded guilty to Common Assault and the Magistrate was persuaded not to record a criminal conviction against her.
I was asked by Mr and Mrs [confidential] to pass on their most sincere appreciation for the dedication and work that you and your team have rendered on their behalf.
They are extremely grateful and pleased with the results and are concentrating on ensuring [confidential]obtains his driving licence in the near future.
They were most impressed about the care and commitment that you and your fellow lawyers showed, giving them hope regarding their predicament.
They were so happy with the fight Mr Jimmy Singh put up in their behalf in court and are immensely grateful for such an astute, perceptive, well-trained yet compassionate lawyer.
Mr and Mrs [confidential] said that 'thank you' seems such too few words in comparison for the true appreciation they feel for your work.
They will certainly be actively recommending your office and its services to all their family, friends and acquaintances!