Violent Offence Case Studies

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Police v KPP

Key Words: Behave in offensive manner in public, Section 4(1) Summary Offences Act 1988Affray, Section 93C(1) Crimes Act 1900Order for non-conviction and good behaviour bond, section 10(1) Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999

Police v BDK

Key Words: Affray, Section 93C(1) Crimes Act 1900 – representations to the police prosecutor – charge completely withdrawn

DPP v VCN

Key Words: Robbery whilst armed with an offensive weapon, Section 97(1) Crimes Act 1900 – use of an offensive weapon to resist arrest, Section 33B(1)(a) Crimes Act 1900 – sentencing hearing – subjective factors

Police v BPR

Key Words: Affray, Section 93C(1) Crimes Act 1900 – common assault, Section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – armed with intention to commit serious indictable offence, Section 114(1)(a), Crimes Act 1900 – representations to prosecution – charges withdrawn – plea of guilty – good behaviour bond, Section 9 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999

Police v MBG

Key Words: Common assault, Section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – representation – non-conviction conditional on good behaviour bond, Section 10(1)(b) Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999

Police v DGM

Key Words: Escape police custody (NSW common law) – behave in offensive manner near public place, Section 4(1) Summary Offences Act 1988 – common assault, Section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – plea negotiation and good behaviour bond – good behaviour bond, Section 9 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999

Police v AVG

Key Words: Reckless wounding in company, Section 35(3) Crimes Act 1900 – affray, Section 93C(1) Crimes Act 1900 – common assault, Section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – joint criminal enterprise – mere coincidence of common actions – conditional discharge and good behaviour bond, Section 10(1)(b) Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999

Police v TRE

Key Words: Common assault (domestic violence related), Section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – representations to police prosecutor – apprehended violence order, Section 19, Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007

Police v WZP

Key Words: Common assault, Crimes Act 1900 Section 61 – apprehended violence order, Section 19, Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 – plea negotiation – charges withdrawn

Police v HDS

Key Words: Stalk/intimidate, Section 13(1) Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 – contravene AVO, Section 14(1) Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 – destroy or damage property, Section 195(1)(A) Crimes Act 1900supervised good behaviour bond, Section 9 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999

Police v PDH

Key Words: Common assault, Section 61 Crimes Act 1900breach of AVO, Section 14 Crimes (Personal and Domestic Violence) Act 1900 ­– plea of not guilty – good behaviour bond, Section 9 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999

Police v FDN

Key Words: Domestic violence related common assault, Section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – breach of AVO, Section 14 Crimes (Personal and Domestic Violence) Act 2007 ­– bail refused – strong submissions upon sentencing – time served – good behaviour bond, Section 9 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999

Police v RHB

Key Words: Behave in an offensive manner in a public place, Section 4(1) Summary Offences Act 1988 – affray, Section 93C(1) Crimes Act 1900 – weak evidence against accused – plea negotiation, charge withdrawn – plea of guilty – good behaviour bond, Section 10(1)(b) Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999

YRW v Police

Key Words: All-grounds appeal – common assault, Section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – inconsistent prosecution evidence – conviction with no other penalty, Section 10A Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999

Police v BDI

Key Words: Common assault, Section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – robbery in company, Section 97(1) Crimes Act 1900 – plea negotiation – good behaviour bond, Section 9 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999

DPP v NZK

Key Words: Accessory after the fact of firing a firearm in a public place, Sections 350 and 93G(1)(b) Crimes Act 1900 – attempted aggravated break and enter, Section 113(3) Crimes Act 1900 – sentence backdated to take account of time served 

DPP v GLR

Key Words: Take/detain person with intent to obtain advantage (domestic violence), Section 86(1)(b) Crimes Act 1900 – aggravated enter dwelling with intent, Section 111(2) Crimes Act 1900 – common assault (domestic violence), Section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – stalk/intimidate with intent to cause fear of harm, Section 13 Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 – contravene apprehended violence order, Section 14 Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 – rehabilitation of client – sentenced to time served

Police v MRT

Key Words: Domestic-related incidents – attempt to stalk or intimidate, Section 13(5) Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 – common assault, Section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – intentionally/recklessly damage property, Section 195(1) Crimes Act 1900 – found not guilty

Police v DLO

Key Words: Common assault, Section 61 Crimes Act 1900 behave in offensive manner near public place, Section 4(1) Summary Offences Act 1988 – damage property by fire, Section 195(1)(B) Crimes Act 1900destroy or damage property, Section 195(1)(A) Crimes Act 1900contested hearing – fine – good behaviour bond, Section 9 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999

DPP v CYL

Key Words: Wounding in company, reckless as to causing actual bodily harm, Section 35(3)(b) Crimes Act 1900 – plea of guilty – suspended sentence

Police v PYK

Key Words: Common assault, Section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – affray, Section 93C(1) Crimes Act 1900 – defended hearing ­– contested evidence – self-defence

Police v NBJ

Key Words: Contravene apprehended domestic violence order, Section 14(1) Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 – plea of guilty – serious domestic violence alleged – negotiations on particulars – non-custodial sentence imposed

Police v BQL

Key Words: Domestic assault, common assault, Section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – Breach domestic violence order, Section 14(1) Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 – contravene prohibition or restriction apprehended domestic violence

Police v JXP

Key Words: Assault occasioning actual bodily harm, Section 59(1) Crimes Act 1900 – common assault, Section 61 Crimes Act 1900arguable self-defence – child victim – plea negotiations – no conviction result – good behaviour bond, Section 10(1)(b) Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 

Police v DTA

Key Words: Domestic violence – common assault, Section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – destroy or damage property, Section 195(1) Crimes Act 1900

Police v SHK

Key Words: Airport offences ­– obstruction of Commonwealth public officials, Section 149.1(1) Criminal Code Act 1995 – behave in a disorderly manner at an airport, Regulation 4BZ Airports (Control of On-Airport Activities) Regulations 1997 – successful plea negotiation – non-conviction order, Section 10(1)(a) Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999

Police v STA

Key Words: Domestic violence – common assault, Section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – plea negotiation – plea of guilty for amended facts – good behaviour bond, Section 9 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999

Police v SXI

Key Words: Apprehended domestic violence order – Section 15 Crimes (Personal and Domestic Violence) Act 2007 – false complaint – AVO withdrawn and dismissed

Police v EPH

Key Words: College students ­– plea negotiation ­– other charges withdrawn – common assault, Section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – plea of guilty – non-conviction order, with a good behaviour bond – served with an AVO

Police v GMS

Key Words: Contravene apprehended violence order, Section 14 Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007  – stalking or intimidation with intent to cause fear of physical or mental harm, Section 13 Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 – plea of guilty – 12 month good behaviour bond, Section 9 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 – not guilty to other charges

DPP v MFA

Key Words: Wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, Section 33(1)(a) Crimes Act 1900  – reckless wounding, Section 35(4) Crimes Act 1900 ­– jury trial – self-defence

Police v AW

Key Words: Common assault, Crimes Act 1900 Section 61 – town hall meeting ­– elevator scuffle – not guilty – costs awarded in favour of defendant

Police v HD

Key Words: Demand property with menaces with intent to steal, Crimes Act 1900 Section 99 – assault with intent to rob in company, Crimes Act 1900 Section 97 – intimidation with intent to cause fear of physical or mental harm, Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 Section 13 – reliability of witness – not guilty

Police v RM

Key Words: Contravene prohibition/restriction in an ADVO – Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 section 14 – grandmother/granddaughter – not guilty

Police v NK

Key Words: Common assault, Crimes Act 1900 section 61 – affray, Crimes Act 1900 section 93C – resist officer in execution of duty, Crimes Act 1900 section 58 – pub brawl – single punch – good behaviour bond, Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 section 9 – suspended sentence, Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 section 12

Police v NK

Key Words: Common assault, Crimes Act 1900 section 61 – service station – non-conviction (dismissal of charges and conditional discharge of offender), Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 section 10

Police v JK

Key Words: Common assault – section 61 Crimes Act 1900  – custody of knife in public place – section 11C(1) Summary Offences Act 1988  – pub brawl – suspended sentence – section 12 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999  – community service order – section 8 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 

Police v TS

Key Words: Stalk/intimidate intending to cause fear of physical or mental harm, section 13 Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007  – unlawful entry on inclosed lands, section 4 Inclosed Lands Protection Act 1901  – domestic violence offences – apprehended violence order (AVO) – matter dismissed

R v AH

Key Words: murder – section 18 Crimes Act 1900 – accessory after the fact – section 347 Crimes Act 1900 – duress – domestic violence, battered woman syndrome – not guilty

Police v JZ

Key Words: Assault police officer in execution of duty – Section 60 Crimes Act 1900 – alcohol – aggressive behaviour – good behaviour bond – Section 9 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999

Police v KPP

Key Words: Offensive behaviour within hearing from a public place/school,Section 4 Summary Offences Act 1988  affray – Section 93C Crimes Act 1900  pub brawl  violent offence  no conviction – section 10 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999

R v AA

Key Words: Murder – section 18 Crimes Act 1900 – trial by jury – Supreme Court trial – joint criminal enterprise – verdict of not guilty

LC v R

Key Words: Murder conviction – appeal – section 5 Criminal Appeal Act 1912 – Court of Criminal Appeal – re-trial ordered

DPP v HAE

Key Words: Robbery with an offensive weapon –section 98 Crimes Act 1900 – plea of guilty – suspended sentence imposed by District Court

Police v NJ

Key Words: Assault occasioning actual bodily harm – section 59 Crimes Act 1900 – self defence – verdict of not guilty

Police v KA

Key Words: Assault occasioning actual bodily harm – section 59 Crimes Act 1900 – use of glass bottle during assault – plea of guilty

Police v BD

Key Words: Assault occasioning actual bodily harm – section 59 Crimes Act 1900 – armed with intent – common assault – section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – pleas of not guilty

Police v MN

Key Words: Breach AVO – section 14 Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 – assault occasioning actual bodily harm – section 59 Crimes Act 1900 – application for bail – bail granted

Police v SH

Key Words: Robbery in company – section 97 Crimes Act 1900 – plea negotiations – assault occasioning actual bodily harm – section 59 Crimes Act 1900 – steal from person – charges reduced – plea of guilty to lesser charges

Police v FH

Key Words: Assault occasioning actual bodily harm – section 59 Crimes Act 1900 – breach AVO – section 14 Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007  security officer – pleas of not guilty – charges dismissed – section 10 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act

Police v SB

Key Words: Assault occasioning actual bodily harm – section 59 Crimes Act 1900 – common assault – section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – plea of guilty – provocation –  no conviction recorded – charges dismissed – section 10 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act

Police v RW

Key Words: Common assault of a minor – assault juvenile – role of provocation in sentencing – section 10 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act

Police v HDB

Key Words: Common assault (domestic violence), Section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – contravene AVO, Section 14 Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 – charges withdrawn – defendant discharged

DPP v JC

Key Words: Assault police – section 60 Crimes  Act 1900 – resist officer in execution of duty – section 546C Crimes  Act 1900section 32 Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 – dismissal of charges

Police v JV

Key Words: Assault police – section 60 Crimes Act 1900contravene AVO – section 14 Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 – plea of not guilty

Police v EK

Key Words: Aggravated assault – pleas of not guilty – charges dismissed

Police v SKB

Key Words: Assault – section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – armed with intent to commit serious indictable offence –  section 114 Crimes Act 1900 – affray – section 93C Crimes Act 1900 – intimidation – section 13 Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 – pleas of not guilty – acquitted of all charges

HD v AA

Key Words: Stalking and intimidation – section 13 Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 – Not consent to an AVO application – defended AVO hearing – AVO application dismissed

Police v HF

Key Words: Stalking and intimidation – section 13 Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 – plea of not guilty – summary hearing – charges dismissed

Police v VW

Key Words: Stalking and intimidation – section 13 Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 – plea of not guilty – charge dismissed

Police v RL

Key Words: Affray – section 93C Crimes Act 1900 – plea of not guilty – charge dismissed

Police  v DT

Key Words: Common Assault – section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – plea of not guilty – findings of fact by Magistrate – section 10 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999

Police v RW

Key Words: Contravening AVO – section 14 Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 assault occasioning actual bodily harm – section 59 Crimes Act 1900 – plea of not guilty

Police v TS

Key Words: Assault occasioning actual bodily harm – section 59 Crimes Act 1900 – Kidnapping –  section 86 Crimes Act 1900 plea of not guilty – finding of not guilty

Police v AQ

Key Words: Common Assault – section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – plea of not guilty – charges withdrawn

Police v SAF

Key Words: Common Assault – section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – plea of not guilty – acquitted

Police v WJP

Key Words: Assault occasioning actual bodily harm – section 59 Crimes Act 1900 – steal from the person – section 94 Crimes Act 1900 – plea of not guilty – charge dismissed

Police v BT

Key Words: Apprehended violence application – allegation made in course of employment – application withdrawn and dismissed

Police v FF

Key Words: Assault occasioning actual bodily harm – common assault – plea of guilty – section 10 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 – 18 month good behaviour bond

Police v JC

Key Words: Assault – plea of guilty – section 10 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 – 12 month good behaviour bond – apprehended violence order on mandatory terms

DPP v CU

Key Words: Common assault – section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – affray – section 93C Crimes Act 1900 – resist officer in execution of duty – section 546C Crimes Act 1900 – self-defence

DPP v RO

Key Words: Common assault – section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – section 10 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999  – good behaviour bond

DPP v JF

Key Words: Common assault – section 10 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act – good behaviour bond