Conviction quashed for entering enclosed lands

Aid and abet enter enclosed lands in coal protest

Ryan* was charged with “aid and abet enter enclosed lands” and “aid and abet obstruct railway locomotive” after allegedly assisting a friend who was protesting the use of coal in Australia.

In the Local Court Ryan, the charge for the “aid and abet enter enclosed lands” was withdrawn and dismissed. Ryan was found guilty of “aid and abet obstruct railway locomotive” and given a Conditional Release Order with a conviction, to be of good behaviour for 12 months.

Appeal of conviction

We successfully appealed this conviction and the sentence and conviction was quashed.

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*Name changed to protect the identity of the client