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Yet another Assault Case Dropped
Sydney Criminal Lawyers has yet again convinced police to drop all proceedings against a man charged with assault - this time for our 27 year old client from Hurlstone Park who was charged with Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm and Common Assault.
Police alleged that our client assaulted a staff member at Oportos in Newtown by punching him several times to the nose, left cheek and back-left side of the head, causing him to fall to the ground.
The incident resulted in bruising to the staff member's left eye and red marks to the left side of his face.
Our defence team gathered witness statements and wrote a detailed letter to the Local Area Commander at Newtown Police Station arguing that our client was acting in self-defence.
All proceedings were then dropped and our client avoids having to go to a defended hearing.
No Conviction for Man Charged with Supplying Ecstacy Tablets
The Magistrate in Downing Centre Local Court was persuaded to discharge our 24 year old client without recording a criminal conviction against him despite being found in possession of 8 tablets of MDMA ('ecstacy').
Police approached our client in a Sydney Night Club after receiving information that he was selling 'ecstacy' tablets to patrons.
They asked whether he was in possession of drugs and he immediately produced a small resealable plastic bag containing 8 pills.
He was arrested and charged with 'drug supply' and 'drug possession'.
The 'drug supply' charge was based on the law about 'deemed supply' - which says that a person can be charged with drug supply simply because they possess more than the 'trafficable quantity' of drugs eg more than 0.75 grams of ecstacy.
Our defence team wrote a detailed letter to Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions ('DPP') which resulted in the 'supply' charge being withdrawn.
Our client then pleaded guilty to 'possession' and our Mr Nedim convinced the Magistrate to allow him to remain 'conviction-free' as a criminal conviction could have impacted upon his ability to become an accountant after completing his university studies.
Possess Child Abuse Material Charges Dropped
All charges have been dropped against our 38 year old client from Darlinghurst who was accused of 'possessing child abuse material'.
Police executed a search warrant upon our client's home after they intercepted telephone calls and emails between him and another man allegedly containing sexually explicit conversations and material about children.
They seized and examined his computers, which allegedly stored sexually explicit images and videos of children.
However, our defence team found that the alleged 'child abuse material' was amongst thousands of adult pornographic images and videos, and our forensic analysis concluded that the child images may have been downloaded accidentally.
Detailed written submissions were made to the prosecution advising that they could not prove beyond reasonable doubt that our client was aware of the images.
After intense negotiations, all charges were withdrawn in Downing Centre Local Court.
'Domestic Violence Related' Assault Charges Withdrawn
Here is yet another example of Sydney Criminal Lawyers getting 'domestic violence related' assault charges dropped:
All assault charges (dv related) have been withdrawn against our 48 year old client from Dulwich Hill who was charged with repeatedly slapping and punching his 17 year old daughter at the family home.
Our client saw numerous defence lawyers before us who each advised him that:
- domestic violence-related charges cannot be withdrawn because it is against police policy, and
- he would either have to plead 'guilty' or the case would go to a defended hearing.
Our defence team quickly identified the unreliability of the allegations and wrote a detailed letter to the Local Area Commander of Police formally requesting withdrawal.
That letter also put police on notice that an application would be made for our client's legal costs if they continued with the case.
The case was then dropped and our client avoids the stress of a defended hearing - not to mention the family turmoil.
Our criminal defence team regularly succeeds in having 'dv related cases' like this withdrawn at an early stage.
Dismissal for Assaulting Police
The Magistrate in Downing Centre Local Court granted section 10(1)(a) dismissals to our 27 year old client who was charged with 'assaulting police', 'resisting arrest', 'offensive conduct' and 'continuing intoxicated behaviour after move-on direction'.
The charges arose from an incident at Bayswater Road, Potts Point when our intoxicated client was swearing loudly at her partner and aggressively pursuing him along the footpath.
Police saw the incident and intervened. Our client then allegedly struck out at police, swore at them repeatedly, attempted to bite an officer's hand and physically resisted their repeated attempts to arrest and calm her down.
Sydney Criminal Lawyers convinced police to withdraw the 'assault police' and 'continue intoxicated behaviour' charges.
Our client then pleaded guilty to 'resisting arrest' and 'offensive' conduct, and the Magistrate was persuaded to grant her 'section 10(1)(a) dismissals' - which means that she avoids a criminal conviction.
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It's such a relief that such a crazy and surreal drama can finally be put behind me.
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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.
Thank you for your assistance with my case and please thank Mr Nedim for his work.
I hope you have an excellent day, I know my day was made much better because of the assistance I received.
- M. Lee
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all of you for your support and hard work, I am still in shock that we got the absolute best outcome we could have hoped for.
I believe with most lawyers it would not have been possible.
Jimmy I appreciated your straight up approach, letting us know the facts and not beating around the bush. That was refreshing.
Nedim, all your hard work with negotiations gave us the best shot at sentencing, and your advice, recommendations and constant support were brilliant.
Having said all this, I hope to never have to see you guys again!
- B. Hickson
A big THANK YOU to the great team at Sydney Criminal Lawyers for all the hard work you put into my case.
Mr Nedim thank you for working so hard to have my supply charges dropped and keeping me conviction free. Thank you for guiding me to counselling and with my references and apology letter, Mia thanks for your support all the way through.
Having a team of great lawyers and people working to make me feel comfortable and get me the best result made all the difference.
I highly recommend Sydney Criminal Lawyers to anyone who wants a strong legal team behind them.
- Daniel J
I wanted to take the time to thank you greatly for your assistance with my matter.
I am so pleased with the outcome of gaining a Section 32 with all my charges dismissed and I owe it to you and your team for your hard work and professionalism.
This has been a very tough year for me and I am grateful to you that I can now move on with my life.
Thanks again for being so personable and understanding and most of all helping me get the best outcome we could hope for.
- Ashleigh B.
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