June 24, 2013

Children’s Court Case Studies

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Review real Children’s Court case studies in which O’Brien Solicitors criminal defence lawyers have acted. See the results we have achieved and what our clients and their families have said about us.

MH Young person diverted to youth justice conference

MH was charged with robbery, common assault and assault/resist officer in execution of duty. The charge of robbery was withdrawn during negotiations with MH pleading guilty to the other charges. We represented MH in his sentencing hearing, submitting that MH should be diverted to a youth justice conference. The magistrate accepted this submission and dismissed MH’s charges without conviction.

Key terms: Robbery, steal from the person, Crimes Act 1900 Section 94 – common assault, Crimes Act 1900 Section 61 – assault/resist officer in execution of duty, Crimes Act 1900 Section 58 – damage property – juvenile justice – youth justice conference

DBCharges dismissed against young person found with iPod

DB was charged with goods in custody after he was found with an iPod in his possession. We represented DB in his case and was able to give reasonable doubt over whether the item was stolen or otherwise unlawfully obtained. The charge was dismissed.

Key terms: Goods in custody – plea of not guilty – charge dismissed

HBCharges dismissed against 13 year old client

HB was charged with assault and damage property committed when she threw water at someone and on the floor. We successfully defended her and had the charges dismissed.

Key terms: Assault – damage property – doli incapax – charge dismissed

JVDoubt cast on prosecution’s case against young client

JV was charged with several offences to which he pleaded not guilty. We represented him in his trial where we cast doubt on the prosecution’s case. Both charges against our client were dismissed.

Key terms: Parramatta Children’s Court  – assault police – contravene apprehended personal violence order – plea of not guilty

Call O’Brien Criminal & Civil Solicitors on (02) 9261 4281 if you require assistance with a matter to be heard before the Children’s Court.