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Recent Criminal Cases

Man Charged with Drug Supply Escapes Prison

Our client was an 18-year-old man who was caught by Police with significant quantities of drugs in his car. Read More.

Man Charged with Second Possession of a Prohibited Drug Receives Leniency

Our client was a 20-year-old man who was found by Police to be in possession of a prohibited drug, cannabis leaf, punishable by a 2-year term of imprisonment or $2,200 fine or both. Read More.

Man caught driving 41km/h over the speed limit has suspension period reduced

Our client was a 27-year-old man who, over the October long weekend, was caught exceeding the speed limit on the Hume Highway at Goulburn by 41km/h – driving at 151km/h in a 110km/h zone. Read More.

Always Consult With a Lawyer First

Our client approached Coutts after his former partner told him to present to Police as she had reported breaches of AVO. Read More.

Man Escapes Prison After Stabbing His Stepfather

Our client, a 19-year-old man, was charged with Reckless Wounding after he used a kitchen knife to stab his stepfather during an altercation. Read More. 

Man escapes prison time after pleading guilty to supplying drugs & dealing with the proceeds of crime

Our client was a 23 year old man who, on New Year’s Eve, was stopped by Police for the purposes of a random breath test. When Police indicated they would like him to undertake a roadside drug test, our client’s demeanour changed. Read more

Teenager Charged with Sexual Assault avoids conviction & child sex offender register

An 18 year old man contacted our office while in custody, charged with sexual assault without consent of a child. At the time of the offence, our client was 17 years old and as a result, his matter was listed in the Children’s Court of NSW. Read more

Driver successful in appeal to overturn automatic suspension of licence

A 33 year old man sought Lara’s assistance in appealing a decision of the RMS to suspend his licensee after he was caught speeding in excess of 30km over the signposted speed limit. Read more

Man charged with multiple serious offences escapes imprisonment

Our client was a 30 year old man charged with some very serious offences, including two counts of possess prohibited drug, two counts of possess unregistered prohibited firearm, possess prohibited plant, possess prohibited drug and divert of use electricity from generating system without authority. Read more

Man with significant driving record, and multiple previous suspensions, escapes suspension

Our client, a 55-year-old man, was charged with driving while suspended, driving without proper control of a vehicle, and leaving the scene of an accident without exchanging particulars. When returning from work, our client noticed that his dog had escaped his yard. Read more

65 Year Old Man Escapes Historical Sexual Assault Offences

Our client was a 65 year old man who was charged with historical sexual assault offences from a timeframe of between 30-40 years ago. The complainants were from two of his nieces. Read more

18-year-old man escapes conviction for Skye’s Law

Our client was an 18-year-old man charged with the infamous Skye’s Law offence – police pursuit (not stop, drive recklessly), low range drink driving and loss of traction (burnout). Following the death of 18-month old Skye when a driver attempting to evade police crashed into the car in which she was travelling, Skye’s Law was introduced in order to provide much harsher penalties for those involved in police pursuits and trying to evade Police. Read more

18-Year-Old Charged with Driving with an Illicit Substance Present in Oral Fluid Receives No Conviction

Our client was an 18-year-old male that was charged with driving with an illicit substance in his oral fluid. He was facing up to a $2,200 fine and license disqualification for 6 months which would significantly influence his ability to work and study. Read more

Young man involved in brawl during lockdown escapes conviction

Our client was 25 year old man charged with refusing to leave a licensed premises, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm following a brawl outside a licensed venue. Read more

Man charged with using his phone during double demerits escapes without penalty

Our client was a 50 year old man who, while on holidays, was detected using his mobile phone for navigation by a mobile phone camera. The offence was detected during double demerits, so our client was set to lose 10 points from his license. Read more

Assault charges dismissed following compelling submissions

Our client was a 49 year old man charged with common assault following an argument with his son. During Covid lockdown, our client’s son invited drug dealers to the family home while no one else was home. Read more

Young driver gets a second chance

Our client was a 19-year-old male who received penalty notices for two offences relating to the conditions placed on his provisional licence – one offence for not displaying P plates, and the other for driving a manual car while on an automatic provisional licence. Read more

Client’s charge of common assault withdraw following successful representations

Our client was charged with a string of offences following a night out in the Local Area. Of the string of charges, he was charged with assaulting a security guard, however, he and all of the witnesses that were with him, were adamant that he did not assault the security guard as stated in the police facts sheet. Read more

License suspended due to low range Drink Driving

While driving home from work, our client was stopped by Police on the Hume Highway and requested he provides a roadside breath test. Following a positive result, our client was arrested and taken back to the closest station for a breath analysis. Read more

Man charged with 4 Domestic Violence related offences has charges dismissed

Our client was a 19-year-old man with a juvenile criminal history. Our client was charged with four domestic violence related offences, including two counts of Common Assault, one count of destroy/damage property and one count of stalk/intimidate following an altercation with his girlfriend and step-brother. Read more

Man Charged with Affray has Charges Withdrawn

Our client was a 42-year-old man charged with Affray following a dispute with his neighbour. During the extended COVID lockdowns, our client’s children and nephew (who was visiting from New Zealand and then forced to stay in Australia as a result of the lockdowns) were riding their dirt bikes on their own residential property. Read more

Assault charges withdrawn and Stalk/Intimidate charge dealt with under Mental Health Act

Our client was a 50-year-old man with a previous criminal history. Our client had suffered a catastrophic workplace accident 3 years prior to the offence and had suffered significant injuries. Read more

Man charged with destroying his own Laptop

Our client, a 48-year-old man with no criminal history (except for a drink driving offence 16 years prior) was charged with intentionally destroy/damage property, which is punishable by 5 years imprisonment. Read more

Importation of Commercial Quantity of Methylamphetamine

Our client was a 39 year old man with no previous criminal convictions. He had recently separated from his wife and finalised parenting arrangements for his two young children, when he woke up to police banging down his door at 6am one morning. Read more

Man escapes conviction after driving whilst his licence was cancelled

Our client, a 57-year-old man with no previous criminal history, was charged with driving whilst his licence was cancelled. In December 2020, our client’s licence was disqualified for a period of 3 months, which was due to expire in March 2021. Read more

Man receives no conviction and Conditional Release Order for Assault

Our client was a 30-year-old man charged with assault of his wife after a domestic incident. The parties marriage was under incredible pressure and had started to show signs of strain. Read more

Assault occasioning actual bodily harm charges downgraded following pillow fight

Our client, who had previous criminal charges involving drink driving, was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm following a pillow fight with his girlfriend, and with intimidation following a separate incident with the same girlfriend. Read more