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Not Guilty of Assault Charges and AVO after Defended Hearing in Downing Centre Court
Our client is a 43 year old chiropractor living in an apartment block in Sydney.
It was alleged that on a Sunday morning, two of his neighbours heard loud music coming from the building’s parking lot and went down to investigate.
They saw our client cleaning his car and asked him to turn his music down. An argument then occurred during which, it was alleged, our client kicked his female neighbour to the chest causing her to fall to the ground and punched his male neighbour to the face several times, also causing him to fall.
Paramedics were called and the neighbours were said to be suffering from bruising, cuts, abrasions and severe pain.
Police then attended and charged our client with ‘Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm’ and ‘Common Assault’. They also applied for an Apprehended Violence Order against him.
Our client was adamant that he did not strike the female at all and that he acted in self-defence in relation to the male.
Our lawyers obtained CCTV footage which showed parts of the incident, and did not show our client striking the female.
The case went to a full-day defended hearing in Downing Centre Local Court where our legal team persuaded the Magistrate that:
(a) there was insufficient evidence to establish that our client struck the female, and
(b) there was a reasonable possibility that our client acted in self-defence in respect of the male.
Accordingly, our client was found ‘not guilty’ and all charges and the AVO against him were dismissed.
Client Escapes Criminal Record after Making Serious Threats to Work Cover
Our client is a 53 year old man who suffered a serious work accident in 2008, during which he sustained a range of serious injuries.
He has been dealing with Work Cover ever since that accident.
Frustrated by the perceived attitude of that agency, he made a series of telephone threats to Work Cover employees shortly after the Lindt Café Siege - the most serious of which was “I’ll go get a gun and come down to your office and make Martin Place look like a joke”.
Needless to say, those threats were taken very seriously by Work Cover employees and by police, who arrested and charged him with ‘use carriage service to menace / harass / offend’ under section 474.17 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code Act.
Despite the seriousness of the charge, our lawyers persuaded the Magistrate in Parramatta Local Court to deal with our client under section 19B of the Commonwealth Crimes Act, which means that he escapes a criminal record altogether.
Not Guilty of Aggravated Indecent Assault
Our client is a 48 year old New Zealand citizen residing in Western Sydney, and the complainant is his 10 year old niece.
The complainant slept with her father on a bed in the master bedroom of their house in a suburb near Wyong, while our client would sleep on a fold-out bed in the same bedroom when visiting.
It was alleged that during one sleepover, our client sexually abused the complainant by touching her private parts while her father slept. She made the complaint her father who then reported the matter to police.
Our client vehemently denied the allegations from the start. He was nevertheless charged with two counts of 'Aggravated Indecent Assault'.
The case went to a defended hearing in Wyong Local Court during which our senior lawyers systematically dismantled the complainant's version of the events.
Our client was found 'not guilty' of both of the charges, and the AVO application brought against him was also dismissed.
All Clients who Pleaded Guilty to Drug Possession Avoid Criminal Records
In Burwood Local Court, each of our Senior Lawyers represented 3 clients who were caught possessing drugs at the Stereosonic Music Festival.
Our clients were from various social, economic and cultural backgrounds and worked in a range of fields - from retail, to accountant, to company executive, to business owner.
Three of our clients were also students.
Most were caught for possessing MDMA tablets, also known as 'ecstacy' - ranging from 2 to 9 pills. One of our clients had two 'drug possession' charges against him for possessing 7 ecstacy tablets and just over 1 gram of cocaine.
All of our clients' cases were thoroughly prepared and persuasively presented in court.
This resulted in the Magistrate allowing all of them to avoid criminal records by granting them 'Section 10s'.
Section 10 means that, even though a person is guilty, a criminal conviction is not recorded against their name.
Our clients are free to get on with their lives without the burden of a criminal record.
Assault Charges & AVO Thrown Out of Court Despite Testimony of 'Independent' Witness
Our client is a 48 year old architect from Surry Hills, Sydney.
His home adjoins that of his neighbour, the complainant. The two have been engaged in an ongoing dispute regarding various issues, including noise.
Just after 3pm on a Tuesday, our client was moving his two wheelie bins when the the neighbour exited her front door and complained about the noise it made.
The disagreement quickly escalated into an argument, and our client allegedly threatened the complainant and pushed one of the bins hard into her thigh, causing pain.
Police were called and our client was charged with assault after statements were taken from the complainant and an independent observer, who supported the complainant's version of events.
Police also made an application for an Apprehended Violence Order ('AVO').
The case went all the way to a defended hearing in Downing Centre Local Court.
The independent witness gave testimony in court supporting the complainant's version of events.
However, through careful preparation and skilful cross-examination our Senior Lawyer Jimmy Singh was able to systematically discredit both the complainant and the independent witness on the stand.
The Presiding Magistrate ultimately found our client 'not guilty' of all charges and also dismissed the AVO that was brought against him.
It is yet another example that cases can certainly be won even if there is an 'independent witness' that backs-up the complainant's story.
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I would like to personally thank Jimmy Singh for providing me with exceptional legal representation.
He did a fantastic job throwing my PAVO (Personal Apprehended Violence Order) out of court.
He even got the magistrate to award me costs from the police.
He is to be commended for being extremely thorough and diligent.
I feel confident he can help my partner win his case.
He is definitely a true professional !
Paul. M (Published by client on Google Places)
- "He even got the magistrate to award me costs from the police"
I would like to express my sincere thanks for the efforts of Mr Nedim and the amazing team at Sydney Criminal Lawyers.
Ive been in trouble with the law before and have used many lawyers.
I was charged earlier this year with very serious allegations and police refused to give me bail.
I call Sydney Criminal Lawyers that night and they came to court the very next morning and got me out.
My previous experience with lawyers is that they promise alot but never deliver. They usually just let the case run or tell me to plead guilty.
Mr Nedim and the team are completely different.
He said he would fight to get the case dropped and that's exactly what he did.
I've never had lawyers work so hard for me before. They care and do what they say theyll do, awesome lawyers.
I will be keeping your letter to the DPP and telling anyone who needs a lawyer to go straight to you guys.
All of the charges against me were dropped and I didn't have to face another day in court.
Words can't express how much I appreciate all youve done for me but I hope to never have to call you again!
- "Words can't express how much I appreciate all youve done for me"
I came to know Mitchell when I was looking for a lawyer to assist me in defending myself against criminal charges.
The case came about when the DPP took up a recommendation by the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).
Due to the hard work, skill and diligence of Mitchell Cavanagh, the DPP "was compelled" to drop and withdraw all charges against me.
I believe the most critical element of a legal practitioner is their ability to win their client's trust and confidence.
While it was very evident that Mitchell had a very heavy work load, he always gave me his undivided attention when we were together face to face or over the telephone.
Mitchell made me feel that everything I had to say to him was important and of interest to him.
He also made me feel that he would only make statements and observations to me that were carefully researched and based in facts of law.
In other words, Mitchell never could have been accused of telling me only what I wanted to hear.
I built up confidence in Mitchell by observing that the advice he gave me was virtually always vindicated by either future events, or by his legal peers and Judges, or by his opponents.
Mitchell's research was very meticulous and the wording of his presentations was likewise.
My case was complex, involving an evidence brief of some 8,000 pages and additional research besides.
It required Mitchell coming to understand an unusual quasi Government regulatory and commodity trading business with complex accounting, financing and management systems.
Of course it also involved getting to know the intricacies and make up of my organisation and it's people.
Mitchell not only quickly came to understand the business, but was then able to sort out his arguments so clearly in presenting a defence, that his arguments were never questioned by either the Judiciary or his opposing peers.
Mitchell was also extremely capable at sorting "the wheat from the chaff" and his presentations appeared to focus on the critical points more effectively than his opponents.
I found Mitchell to have the highest standard of courtesy and consideration for others.
He was always understanding and pleasant notwithstanding my own impatience "on occasions".
Mitchell was never arrogant with me or anyone in my presence and could only be described as a totally dedicated person and a very professional advocate.
- "I have no reservations in recommending Mitchell Cavanagh as the most effective legal practitioner I have ever had dealings with in a working lifetime spanning some 45 years"
I recently dealt with Sydney Criminal Lawyers after being dumped by another lawyer the day before the matter went to trial.
Jack and the whole team were more than happy to get all hands on deck to represent me at such short notice.
With very limited time on the actual day of the trial Sydney Criminal Lawyers took charge and we were able to get the result we wanted.
Thank you to all the staff at Sydney Criminal Lawyers for their outstanding effort and hard work!!
To find out the day before your trial that your supposed "lawyer" dumps you and having the stress of trying to find another firm to represent you is more than anyone can handle.
I only wished I contacted Sydney Criminal Lawyers first as not only did we get the win but I would have saved $$$$
I highly recommend to anyone who has found themselves in some trouble to do yourself a favour and contact Sydney Criminal Lawyers.
Thanks again guys!!!
Andrew W. (published by client on Google places)
- "I highly recommend to anyone who has found themselves in some trouble to do yourself a favour and contact Sydney Criminal Lawyers"
I would like to express my gratitude to Mr. Nedim and Mitchell for the dedication, professionalism and the great efforts they put in my case.
The outcome was much better than I expected.
I only expected Section 10 with no conviction.
But Nedim and Mitchell fought very hard to have my serious charge dropped.
They saved me time and money of not having to go to a defended hearing.
Thank you so much for your help. I will never forget.
Sydney Criminal Lawyers is undoubtedly the best criminal law firm in Sydney.
I would highly recommend it to anyone who needs a dedicated lawyer fighting hard for their case.
T. Nguyen (published by client on criminallawyers.com.au)
- "Sydney Criminal Lawyers is undoubtedly the best criminal law firm in Sydney"
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