Motorcyclist escapes prison

April 18, 2019 Court Results

Client charged with reckless driving to escape pursuit by police (mandatory six months imprisonment) had charge successfully negotiated and downgraded to a charge of reckless driving and was fined the sum of $1,500 and disqualified from driving for six months.

Assault Public Officer

March 5, 2019 Court Results

Client has charges downgraded from assault public officer to obstruct public officer and receives a favourable Community Based Order.

Client Avoids Immediate Imprisonment

October 30, 2018 Court Results

Following an early plea of guilty to a charge of contravening the provisions of section 233 BAB (5) of the Commonwealth Customs Act 1901 (importing child abuse material), our client was sentenced to a term of imprisonment for nine (9) months with an order that he be released forthwith upon giving security by a recognisance to be of good behaviour for the next two years.

Shopping Centre Accident

October 30, 2018 Court Results

Client charged with Aggravated Grievous Bodily Harm after an accident at a Perth shopping centre.  Charge discontinued as the prosecution case was marred with a number of evidentiary frailties rendering it dangerous to be tried before a jury.

Maddington man avoids immediate imprisonment

October 22, 2018 Court Results

Maddington man charged with child exploitation material offence receives 16 months imprisonment suspended for 20 months.  The client is obliged to comply with program and supervision requirements as ordered by the Court.

Newman man charged with serious driving offences – fined.

April 28, 2018 Court Results

Newman man charged with serious driving offences – fined. Client originally had charges which carried mandatory imprisonment but after successful plea negotiations with the police, the serious charges were discontinued, and the client received a nominal fine for substituted minor driving offences.

Charges Dropped

November 30, 2017 Court Results

Our client who was charged with two counts of aggravated assault had all charges dropped by the prosecution after negotiations by our Ms Menaglio.

Magistrates Court trial win

November 30, 2017 Court Results

Our Ms Menaglio represented a man charged with possession of cannabis with intent to sell or supply who was found not guilty after one day trial in the Perth Magistrates Court. Costs awarded.

Perth man acquitted

June 19, 2017 Court Results

Gretta Draper represented our client in the Perth District Court charged with sexual penetration of a lineal relative. After the jury deliberated he was found not guilty and acquitted.

FIFO man acquitted

June 19, 2017 Court Results

FIFO man charged with sexual penetration without consent was acquitted after a three-day trial in the South Hedland District Court before a Judge and jury.

Client acquitted after 3-day trial

May 30, 2017 Court Results

Client charged with indecently dealing with a child under the age of 13 was acquitted on all three counts after a three-day trial in the Perth District Court before Judge and jury.

Charges Downgraded and Discontinued

March 28, 2017 Court Results

Client charged with Unlawful Damage, Careless Driving & Driving under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He had two driving charges discontinued and a spent conviction was granted for the remaining criminal matters.  This was a direct result of our negotiations with prosecutions.

Security Installer retains his Security Licences

March 28, 2017 Court Results

Our client was charged with criminal damage.  A conviction of this nature would result in his security licence being disqualified for a period of 10 years (even with a spent conviction it would be five years).  We fully prepared for trial and after discussions with police prosecutions, it was agreed for the charge to be discontinued.  Fantastic result for our client and his career.

Kalgoorlie stealing charge discontinued

March 28, 2017 Court Results

Our client was charged with stealing after an incident at a hotel in Kalgoorlie.  We negotiated with police and had the charged discontinued and our client was awarded costs in the order of $1,500.  Great result!

Dangerous Driving

September 14, 2016 Court Results

Despite the State’s submissions indicating a term of imprisonment as the only appropriate penalty our client avoids immediate imprisonment at sentencing for dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm but receives an 8 month suspended term.

Spent Conviction Ordered

September 14, 2016 Court Results

Taxi driver charged with two counts of assault public officer, we negotiated charges down to one count and client was fined $1000 and a spent conviction order was made.

51 year old woman acquitted

August 11, 2016 Court Results

51 year old woman acquitted of sexual penetration and attempted penetration of a 15 year old girl following District Court trial but found guilty of less serious offence of indecent dealings. At sentencing client avoids jail and was given a 12 month suspended jail term.

Historic Indecent Dealings

June 14, 2016 Court Results

Young Perth man acquitted of historical indecent dealings with step-sister after a 3-day trial before Judge and jury in the Perth District Court.

Thank you

November 19, 2015 Court Results

Salut Curt, Gretta and the friendly girl at the counter. Thanks for your help and advice. Stay happy and healthy Love E & J

GBH Charge

November 19, 2015 Court Results

Northern Suburbs father charged with GBH (after going to the aid of a young woman at risk of sexual assault) was acquitted after a 4 day trial in the Perth District Court before Judge and jury.

Possession of CEM

November 19, 2015 Court Results

Perth man convicted of possession of child exploitation material avoids prison time after sentencing in the District Court.

Child Exploitation Material Charge

May 12, 2015 Court Results

IT Specialist worker pleads guilty to possession of child exploitation material and placed on an Intensive Supervision Order (akin to intensive probation) following his plea of guilty before a Judge of the District Court.

Charges Dropped

May 12, 2015 Court Results

Charges of grievous bodily harm to the female partner of Perth man dropped following negotiations with the State.

Hoon Charges Dropped

May 12, 2015 Court Results

Thornlie man acquitted of hoon and reckless driving charges at trial after police evidence was discredited by the defence.

Murder acquittal

December 23, 2014 Court Results

Saint James woman found not guilty of the murder of her husband and acquitted of all charges following trial in the Supreme Court.

PINJARRA MAN ACQUITTED

October 15, 2014 Court Results

Pinjarra man acquitted of drink driving charge following trial in the Mandurah Magistrates Court on the basis of challenging police evidence as to whether or not he was operating the vehicle at the relevant time.

Thornlie Man Acquitted

September 16, 2014 Court Results

Our client was acquitted of two charges of indecent dealings with a child after a four day trial in the Perth District Court before a Judge and Jury.

Swan Valley man acquitted

June 4, 2014 Court Results

Swan Valley man acquitted of 10 acts of sexual penetration of child under 16 after 5 day trial in the Perth District Court where DNA evidence was successfully challenged.

Child abuse charge dropped

April 2, 2014 Court Results

Indecent dealing charges with a minor alleged to have been committed by a Northern Suburbs man of his step-daughter were discontinued following extensive negotiations between our office and the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Success man defends charge of aggravated armed robbery

December 3, 2013 Court Results

Young Success man successfully defends charge of aggravated armed robbery in company at trial in the Supreme Court.  Although guilty of lesser offence of stealing & possession of drugs the man avoids imprisonment & receives relatively minor fines.

Charges Dropped

August 4, 2013 Court Results

North Beach man faced charges of aggravated sexual penetration, assault and deprivation of liberty, all charges dropped.

Mandurah Man Acquitted

August 4, 2013 Court Results

Mandurah man acquitted of sexual penetration and indecent dealing with his niece, a child under 13 years before Judge and Jury in the District Court

Charges Dropped

August 4, 2013 Court Results

Charges dropped against man alleged to have been in a sexual relationship with a girl under 16 years of age.

Acquitted

August 4, 2013 Court Results

Perth man acquitted of all 5 counts of indecent dealings with a child under 16 before Judge and Jury in the Perth District Court.

CHARGES DROPPED

April 21, 2013 Court Results

North Beach man faced charges of aggravated sexual penetration, assault and deprivation of liberty – CHARGES DROPPED

ACQUITTED

April 21, 2013 Court Results

Kattanning man charged with aggravated firearms offences – ACQUITTED.

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