Criminal Law Links
High Court of Australia
Supreme Court of NSW
District Court of NSW
Local Court of NSW
Interstate Criminal Lawyers
CARLTON - Amad & Amad Lawyers - (03) 9347 1446 - Criminal Lawyers Melbourne
Marc G. Saupin Pty Ltd Barristers & Solicitors - (08) 616 10776 - Criminal Lawyers Perth
Dwyer Durack Lawyers - (08) 9289 9888 - www.dwyerdurack.com.au
ADELAIDE - Michael Woods & Co Barristers & Solicitors - (08) 8311 3111 - www.criminallawexperts.com.au
Criminal Defence Barristers
BRISBANE - Alex Nelson - 0402 227 498 - Criminal Barrister Brisbane
SYDNEY - 11th Floor Garfield Barwick Chambers - (02) 8815 9300 - www.11gbc.chambers.net.au
Compensation Lawyers We Recommend
USA - For Assistance Finding a Personal Injury Attorney - www.personalinjuryattorney.org
Private Investigation - Lyonswood Investigation and Forensic Group - 1300 438 776 - www.investigators.net.au
Fingerprint and Document Analysis - The FDS Group - (02) 9977 0266 - www.thefdsgroup.com.au
Handwriting Analysis - Steve Dubedat Document Services - (02) 9419 2690 - www.handwritingexpert.com.au
Digital Investigation, Re-Enactment, Computer Analysis - Australian Forensic Services - (02) 6162 1777 - www.afsi.com.au
Forensic Recovery - Forensic Technology Services - 0403 218 786 - www.forensictechnology.com.au
DNA - Division of Analytical Laboratories - (02) 9646 0222
Medicine and Toxicology - Department of Forensic Medicine - (02) 8584 7800 - www.forensic.org.au
Drug Testing - Australian Forensic Drug Testing Services - 1300 DRUG TEST
Fraud and Asset Tracing - Warfield & Associates - (02) 9231 7588 - www.warfield.com.au
Drug and Alcohol Directories
Australian Drug Foundation
Australian Drug Information Network
Merit Drug Program
NADA Network of Drug and Alcohol Agencies
Commonwealth of Australia Law
What should I do next?
Benefit from the Expertise. Trust in our Experience. Service 24hrs 7 days a week. Call 02 9261 8881.
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.
Drug Supply & Proceeds of Crime Charges Dropped
All charges were withdrawn and dismissed in Downing Centre Local Court for our 30 year old client from Italy after the analysis of the alleged prohibited drugs came back negative.
Police observed our client approaching several people and selling capsules to patrons at the 'AVIICI' concert at Centennial Parklands, Sydney.
They searched him and located 73 tablets and capsules resembling 'ecstacy' in 4 separate resealable bags. They also found $770 cash on him.
He was then charged with 'supply prohibited drug' and 'deal with property suspected of being proceeds of crime'.
The substances were then analysed and found to be a legal drug known as 'Lofton'.
It is important to note that the law says a person is guilty of drug supply even if they supply tablets that contain no drugs at all, as long as they sell them as if they were drugs.
Despite this, our defence team persuaded the prosecution to withdraw all charges on the basis that there was insufficient evidence to prove that our client was selling the substances as illegal drugs.
No Conviction for Serious Assault
The Magistrate in Parramatta Local Court was persuaded to not record a criminal conviction against our 50 year old client from Mount Druitt who was initially charged with 'Attempt to Choke' and Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm.
'Attempt to Choke' charges are considered to be very serious and carry a maximum penalty of 25 years imprisonment.
The charges arose from a domestic incident when our client became enraged after finding his 16 year old daughter in bed with a male at the family home.
The daughter alleged that her father kicked and punched her several times to the legs, rib cage and face causing bruises, redness and swelling.
She further alleged that her father then attempted to choke her to the point where she almost passed-out.
The boyfriend begged to leave and ran out of the home.
Police were called and took photos of injuries to the daughter's body, face and neck.
Despite the photos and eye-witness evidence from the boyfriend, our Defence Team managed to have both charges withdrawn on the basis that our client pleaded guilty to the much less serious charge of 'Common Assault'.
This meant that the case stayed in the Local Court rather than going up to the District Court.
The Magistrate was then persuaded to grant a 'section 10' which means that our client avoids a criminal conviction altogether.
Not Guilty of all charges including Aggravated Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death
A Jury in Downing Centre District Court found our 22 year old client 'not guilty' of all charges after a hard-fought two week trial involving extensive expert evidence.
Our client faced charges of Aggravated Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death, Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death, Negligent Driving Occasioning Death and Police Pursuit ('Skye's Law').
The charges arose from an incident on 19th February 2011 when our client and another young man were travelling on a motorcycle owned by our client at detected speeds of more than 120km/h in a 50km/h zone on River Road, Greenwich NSW.
They travelled past a stationary roadside RBT and police began a pursuit.
Their motorcycle lost control and crashed, tragically causing the young man's death.
The prosecution alleged that our client was the rider and the deceased was the passenger.
They relied upon the police in-car footage, eye-witness testimony and expert pharmacological and accident reconstruction evidence.
Sydney Criminal Lawyers engaged experts to contradict that evidence and succeeded in having parts of the prosecution material excluded.
The jury unanimously found our client not guilty of all charges.
+ View more recent cases
Hi Mitchell and Ugur,
Thank you both for your great advice and advocacy on my case.
The best result possible given the circumstances. I probably would have convicted myself!
Kind Regards and Thanks Again!
- Scott D
Thank you Jane & thanks again to Jack and all at Sydney Criminal Lawyers for bringing my case to a positive outcome.
- E. Fitzgerald
I would like to sincerely thank you for all the effort you put into my case, especially Mr Nedim and Mr Jimmy.
Without you we could not have gone through this.
Thank you for your professional help and for understanding our situation.
- Jacob R.
Thank you so much for everything my friend.
You have stuck by me all this time and all of your guys are amazing!
- Con C.
Thank you for sending the letter through with the great outcome.
It's such a relief that such a crazy and surreal drama can finally be put behind me.
I missed a call from Jack yesterday because I was on a course.
However can you please pass on a big THANK YOU from me :)
He made what was a stressful situation easier to deal with.
I can commend Jack on his professional and straightforward manner while dealing with this matter.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Jack in the future in the event that someone required legal assistance.
- Nicole R.
+ Read more testimonials
Useful & Related Links
Penalties in NSW
Section 10 - No Criminal Conviction
Character Reference Guide
+ Need more Information, Click here
or please call us: 02 9261 8881