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      2. Criminal Offences
      3. Drink Driving Charges
      4. AVO Matters
Criminal Law

LSB Lawyers endeavour to always provide exceptional legal advice and assistance. We have extensive experience in Criminal Law including all traffic offences, drug offences, assault charges, apprehended violence orders, property offences and appeals to the Court. Our experience will enable our lawyers to advise clients of the best method to approach your unique circumstances and inform you of what you can expect from the proceedings that will follow. Our knowledge and expertise will guide you through your ordeal as we give reliable and realistic advice thus offering you the best legal representation.

1. Traffic Offences

We have undertaken a vast amount of traffic offence cases ensuring you quality as your Criminal Law expert. Matters of concern such as drink driving, traffic infringement notices, police charges, court attendance notices and RTA prosecutions can be advised upon.

We can advise you on all types of traffic matters including high range drink driving, mid range drink driving, low range drink driving, special range drink driving, novice range drink driving, DUI, drug driving, police radar, police lidar, speed camera, dangerous driving, dangerous driving causing death or grievous bodily harm, negligent driving, negligent driving causing death or grievous bodily harm, street racing, speed dangerous, manner dangerous, burnout, suspended driving, disqualified driving, cancelled driving, Licence Appeals, application to quash Habitual Offender Declarations and so much more.

We are also able to advise you in regards to Interlock Programs, Habitual Traffic Offender Declarations, disqualification periods, the preparation of references, expert information if needed including medical reports and crash investigation analyses. The potential penalties can be revealed to you and the probable outcomes explained.

Whether you are considering pleading guilty or pleading not guilty and running a defended hearing, we will tell you what needs to be done ? preparation for any court matter is essential.

Not only will we strive to work towards minimizing the sentence and reducing fines, we will also provide advice on avoiding convictions and appealing the Court¡¯s decision.

2. Criminal Offences

We have Criminal Lawyers who are court advocates with an experience in appearing in the Local, Children, District and Supreme Court's of NSW. Our Lawyers have appeared in a vast number of matters including but not limited to the following matters:
  • Homicide and related charges: - Murder, Manslaughter, Malicious Wounding, Conspiracy to commit;
  • Sexual Assault and related charges - Sexual Assault, Indecent Assault, Possession of Pornography
  • Assaults - Common Assault, Assault occasioning Actual Bodily Harm, Assault occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm, Assault Police etc
  • Drug Matters (State & Commonwealth) - Supply, Possession, Manufacturing, Importation, Cultivation of Prohibited Drugs or Restricted Substances
  • Property Offences - Robbery, Fraud, Larceny, Obtain by Deception, Shoplifting, Malicious Damage or Destroy Property
  • Apprehended Violence Matters - Defending private and police applications for AVO, Instituting Applications for AVO for victims, Breach AVO proceedings, Variations and Revocations of AVO's
  • Summary Offence type matters - including Offensive Conduct, Offensive Language, Custody of a Knife or Offensive Implement, Railway Offences
  • Bail Applications - both Local Court and Supreme Court bail applications and variations.
  • Commonwealth Prosecutions - Social Security Fraud, Importation of Narcotics, Terrorism charges, Tax Fraud, Money Laundering, Telecommunication Offences
  • Parole matters - Revocation of Parole, Periodic Detention, Home Detention, Review hearings before Parole Authority

3. Drink Driving Charges

We can deal with the drink driving matters and will provide you with the best legal representation for all PCA and any traffic offence. We give accurate advice about drink driving penalties, fines, disqualification periods, habitual offender declarations, Interlock devices, breath test, breath analysis, traffic offenders programs, the guideline judgment for high range drink driving and much more and all sentencing options including "Section 10".

As your drink driving lawyer, we will advise you whether the blood alcohol concentration reading was accurate, whether time limits were observed, whether your case could be defended or the seriousness reduced for example from high range to mid range or mid range to low range, and discuss the consequences of being a disqualified driver, suspended driver or cancelled driver.

4. AVO Matters

Our firm can offer advice on AVO and domestic violence assault charges. We are able to defend private and police applications for AVO, institute Applications for AVO for victims, manage breaches of AVO proceedings, variations and revocations of AVO's

An AVO is an order from Court which offers a person (victim/complainant) protection from another person (abuser/defendant) from various forms of physical violence or non physical abuse.

If you have an AVO against your name it is not a criminal record, however it should be noted that it will remain registered on the Police computer system forever.

In the event that you breach an AVO, this is deemed to be a criminal offence and the police have powers to arrest (without a warrant) and charge you and bring you before the courts as soon as is practicably possible. Depending on the seriousness of the breach you may or may not be granted bail.

For the offence to be proven you must have intentionally breached the AVO, that is you must be aware that your behaviour is illegal. It is important to note also that even if the victim contributes to you breaching the AVO you will still be deemed to have committed a criminal offence.

Should you be found guilty of breaching an AVO the penalties that may be imposed are severe. Breaching an AVO carries a maximum penalty of 2 years imprisonment and or a fine of $5,500.00. The Court has a duty to imprison you if the breach involves violence and you are 18 years of age or over. However, if the Court chooses not to imprison you then they must provide their reasons for failure to do so.

There are two types of AVO¡¯s commonly known as Domestic (ADVOs) and Personal (APVOs).

An Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs) is primarily made when there exists a domestic relationshipbetween the victim and the defendant.

A domestic relationship includes the following:
    1. A current or former spouse; or
    2. A current or former defacto partner; or
    3. Where you have had an intimate relationship with the victim; or
    4. Where you live or lived with the victim; or
    5. Where you are or have been a relative of the victim.
An Apprehended Personal Violence Orders (APVOs) is made to protect a person from another person where there does not exist a domestic relationship.

Both Domestic and Personal AVO¡¯s may include not only the protection of the victim but also if necessary the victims family or other persons in need of protection.

Without making admissions to the facts in question you may simply wish to agree to provide your consent to the proposed AVO. In such case you will be bound by the orders made by the Court.

In the event that you do not wish to consent to the AVO then the matter will be set down for a Hearing at a later date. In such case it is likely that an interim AVO may be taken out against you until the formal hearing of the matter.

For an AVO to be granted the Court must be satisfied on the balance of probabilities that the victim has reasonable grounds to fear that you will commit some form of personal violence, harassment, stalking, intimidation or molestation against them.

The common terms of an AVO are generally 6 months, one year or two years.


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