Legal Cases & Results

Sexual penetration without consent

This was a 5 day Jury Trial in the District Court in May 2022 involving a pretext call and the client acquitted.

A pretext call is where the Police allow the alleged victim, if they wish, to have a recorded mobile phone conversation with the accused person. The conversation is intended to prompt the alleged accused person to admit his conduct which is the subject of the criminal act that Police are investigating. That call is then played in Court for the jury to hear.

Man acquitted after trial – serious offences

Kate Pearson represented a man in the District Court before a jury after he was charged with two sexual offences.
The trial lasted 3 days and the man was acquitted of both charges and walked away from Court a free man.

This outcome was achieved by Kate through her hard work and diligence.
If you require representation for any indictable or summary matter, do not hesitate to contact us.

Woman acquitted after jury trial

Shirley represented a woman accused of Aggravated Home Burglary and Robbery. The matter was set down for 3 days in the District Court.

After mounting a robust defence, the woman walked free from Court.

Man acquitted after jury trial – driving offences

Margot represented a man in a 3-day jury trial for multiple serious driving charges. If convicted the man would certainly have gone to prison.

Margot did an outstanding job and as a result of her hard work, the man was acquitted of all charges, meaning he could go home to his family.

Historical sex offences – Man acquitted

Max represented a man charged with multiple sexual historical sex offences. This was extremely stressful for the accused as he was completely innocent of the charges.

After a 3 day jury trial, the man was acquitted of all charges.

Man Charged with Sexual Offences – Acquitted

Max represented a man charged with sexual offences against three women, the man categorically denied the allegations and the matter proceeded to trial in the Perth District Court.

Despite many complainants, the man was acquitted by the jury and the man was released.

Judgement of Conviction Overturned on Appeal

Our firm represented a man in the Magistrates Court for trial, the charge alleged that he committed a sexual offence.

The man was found guilty at trial. However, our firm immediately lodged an appeal to the Supreme Court and the conviction was overturned.

Aggravated Sexual Penetration Without Consent – Acquittal

Max represented a man charged with Aggravated Sexual Penetration Without Consent and the matter was heard before a jury in the District Court.

The trial listed 4 days, and the man was acquitted of the charge. This meant that the man walked free from Court, which was a fantastic result.

If you require representation for a serious offence, please do not hesitate to call us and we will be happy to discuss the matter with you.

Aggravated Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm – Acquittal

Shirley represented a man at trial who was charged with Aggravated Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm.

It was alleged he assaulted a minor who was related to him. This man was acquitted at trial, and this meant that he walked away from Court a free man.

If you are charged with an assault based offence, we have skilled lawyers who can assist you.

Extraordinary Drivers Licence Granted

Kate represented a man who had lost his licence for No Authority to Drive. This man required a licence for the purposes of work. After preparing the application and affidavit, Kate represented the man at Court.

The man was granted the licence and was able to keep his job. If you require an Extraordinary Drivers Licence, call us to see if we can assist you.

Criminal Damage and Graffiti Offences – Charges Dropped

Kate represented a lady charged with Criminal Damage and Graffiti offences. Kate successfully negotiated with the prosecution to have the charges against her client dropped.

This was an excellent outcome for her client who maintained a clear criminal history.

Indecent Dealing – Cleared of Charges

Max represented a man at trial charged with indecent dealing with a child.

After a two day jury trial, the man was cleared of the charges and left the court a free man.

Extraordinary Driving Licence (‘EDL’) Granted by Magistrate

Our firm represented a man with a history of alcohol related convictions to acquire an EDL for the purposes of work.

With a complete knowledge of the matter and an understanding of the law, our lawyers were there to ensure the best case was put forward to the Magistrate to alleviate any concerns that the court may have had.

If you have lost your licence and need it for work, do not hesitate to contact us for representation.


Unanimous verdict – Jury acquits a man after 27 minutes

Our firm represented a man accused of sexual penetration without consent, in Karratha.

The trial lasted for two days. On the second day, the jury returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty and a verdict of acquittal was recorded. The man was released immediately.
Our firm is dedicated to securing the correct outcome and we work diligently to achieve this.
If you are charged with a serious offence, do not hesitate to contact us to discuss how we can assist you.


Unlawful Access to a Restricted Computer System – Successful Acquittal

Perth Public Servant charged with five counts of unlawful access to restricted computer system. This was a complicated matter involving five charges and the matter was listed for two days.

Close analysis of the Prosecution case revealed the Prosecution would struggle to establish a prima facie case. After discussions with the Prosecutor prior to the trial commencing, the matter was brought to an end, a formal acquittal entered and Prosecution ordered to pay over $8000 in legal costs.

These charges would have serious repercussions for a person’s future.

Exceptional Outcome for Serious Offence

Our firm represented a man charged with a serious sexual offence whereby the usual outcome is a term of immediate imprisonment. Our expertise allowed us to present the best possible case to the Judge, subsequently resulting in the man receiving a suspended term of imprisonment.

Providing the man commits no further offence during the period of suspension, he will serve no time in custody.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you require representation for a serious sex offence.

Armadale Man Charged with Reckless Driving to Evade Pursuit and Failing to Stop in Circumstances of Aggravation

These types of incidents are very serious involving a so called Police chase. All convictions of this offence result in an immediate term of imprisonment of not less than six months and one day.

This matter went to trial on 22 March 2018. The allegation related to a section of road in Southern River. A straight stretch of road, the Police alleged speeds of 140kmh were maintained by our client.

With the aid of photographs and maps and distances and measurements and notes not kept by the Officer, this case collapsed after approximately one hour of cross examination.

After discussion over lunch with the Prosecutor and with the Police Officer still to continue giving evidence under cross examination, the Prosecution elected to abandon that particular charge and the aggravated failing to stop and the matter was dealt with as simply reckless driving, no imprisonment with a costs award of $7000.
A conviction for the offence would have meant an immediate term of imprisonment.

Man Accused of Grievous Bodily Harm – Acquitted at Trial

Our office represented a man in Kalgoorlie after it was alleged he assaulted his de-facto partner by punching her and forcing her head to the ground resulting in a fractured jaw.
The fractured jaw required surgery resulting in a plate and screws being fitted by hospital staff.

Our client maintained his innocence and that in fact, the woman was the aggressor and he was simply fending her off.

After a three day trial, the jury returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty and the man was released immediately.

If you are charged with a violent offence, do not hesitate to contact us for advice and representation.

Family Violence Restraining Order (FVRO)

There was a charge of aggravated assault occasioning bodily harm together with a Family Violence Restraining Order (FVRO).

Both of these were resolved satisfactorily and the client was acquitted of the assault after trial and the Family Violence Restraining Order (FVRO) was resolved by way of an Undertaking.

Appeal to the Supreme Court for Bail Application

Bail had been refused in the Perth Magistrates Court for serious drug charges. Our client had been charged with attempted possession of 3kgs of Methylamphetamine.
Prosecution were strenuously opposing bail in the circumstances arguing that the matter was so serious that our client should be remanded in custody.

After appearing in the Supreme Court, we were able to persuade the Court to nonetheless grant bail and our client was released from custody.

Sexual Penetration / Indecent Dealing

Five Day Jury Trial.

Nine charges of sexual penetration of a child and indecent dealing of a child. Acquitted of two charges on a no case to answer submission, found not guilty of five charges by unanimous verdict of the jury. Convicted of two indecent dealing charges of kissing a child.

Outcome was a suspended term of imprisonment.

Mullaloo Man Challenges Speed Laser

As an experienced Perth traffic offence lawyer we successfully challenged the LTI ultralite L20-20 laser speed gun. The allegation was that detection was at over 350m. The gun was unsupported by tripod with officer leaning over signal box.

The effect of heart beat and breathing of officer affecting the laser beam at long distance, wrong car detected.

Transmission of Child Pornography (Revenge Porn)

We recently represented a Perth man in relation to transmission of child pornography that formed what the Court called revenge porn.

The sentencing was in the District Court and the person was not sent to prison but received and Intensive Supervision Order with a programme requirement to undertake counselling and supervision

East Perth man charged with assault occasioning bodily harm

The issue was self-defence – charge dropped after negotiation by our criminal lawyer team just prior to trial – client able to continue application for Australian citizenship with a clear record.

Perth Man charged with Reckless Driving Traffic Offence

Zigzag scenic drive, driving wrong way on one way road at speed – accident – car written off.

Reckless driving reduced to dangerous driving after negotiation on day of trial. Recovered costs and no licence suspension.

Jandakot man charged with driving under demerit point suspension facing loss of driver’s licence for nine months

The issue at trial was the service of the notice of the demerit point suspension collected at a post office in a sealed envelope. The Police say that is service of the notice. The Police could not establish at trial what was in the envelope. The Court found him not guilty and costs.

Indecent Dealing of a Child

A man from South West in WA facing Indecent Dealing charges and trial in the Perth District Court. Case dropped by the DPP and matter at an end after consideration of our cross examination of the child by Max Crispe.

Mandurah Public Servant charged with 43 counts of unlawful access of a restricted computer system

Pleads guilty and fined $4,000 and granted an immediate spent conviction after representation by our Mandurah & Perth criminal lawyer team . A great result to have so many offences but end up with no conviction recorded on their criminal record.

Bunbury Man Charged with Reckless Driving

Matter listed for trial on plea of not guilty. Represented by our Bunbury & Perth Traffic Lawyer. Negotiation on the day prior to trial commencing, the charge reduced to careless driving. End result $200 fine and we recovered a costs award of $3200 for the client. No effect on his driver’s licence.

Wilson Man charged with reckless driving

Police alleged 121km/h in a 50km/h zone on the basis that Police maintained a constant 50 metre distance to ascertain speed. Our traffic lawyers used the Police dash cam to dispute Police claim. Charge downgraded to careless driving. Small fine, no licence suspension and full recovery of towage and impoundment costs.

Sorrento man found not guilty after a Supreme Court jury trial on offence of arson

A serious allegation involving destruction of a house and the contents to the value of $340,000. Key issue in trial was identification. At the end of the trial the jury returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty and were clearly not satisfied our client was involved.

Spearwood Man Charged with Indecent Dealing with a Child under 13 years

Trial took place in February 2016. Jury returned unanimous verdict of not guilty.

Sale of prohibited drugs charge representation

Southern Suburbs Couple – Police seized cash of $71,819 as being reasonably suspected of being unlawfully obtained. It was suspected to be the result of sale of prohibited drugs. After negotiations with Police by our criminal lawyers, $51,819 was returned to the clients.

DNA Acquittal

Albany client acquitted by Jury after a challenge to police by our experienced DNA evidence lawyer regarding the origin of the DNA on a drug packet and money. See article at foot of page for more information.

Assault Public Officer Under Prescribed Circumstances

This is a matter that would require an immediate term of imprisonment of not less than six months. We were able to negotiate and have the prescribed circumstances removed for a client in Karratha during representation. The client was fined.

0.005 Traffic Offence

The Prosecution were seeking a period of suspension for the matter being a second offence. We were able to convince them and the Court that it was a first offence. No suspension.

Reckless Driving

This matter was set for a trial in Karratha. Our criminal lawyer negotiated with Police and matter reduced down to dangerous driving and no loss of driver’s licence.

Ballajura Man Facing Third Reckless Driving Based on Radar Detection

Identification was a key issue. The traffic offence charge was dropped after negotiations prior to trial. The client was entitled to recovery of all towage and vehicle storage fees as well as keeping his licence.

Kimberley Man Acquitted

Our client was acquitted of twenty two counts of unlawful use of a computer system in regional WA, the Police failing to establish unlawful access to any computer occurred and the case being thrown out on a no case to answer submission at the end of the prosecution case. His employment was preserved.

Successful Result in Dog Act Prosecution

Our clients were charged with being the owner of a dog that attacked a person resulting in physical injury. The City of Melville was seeking an order for destruction of the two dogs involved in the attack. We were able to convince the Magistrate that it would not be appropriate to make the order for destruction. This was a first offence for these dogs under the Dog Act and the owners had made efforts to demonstrate that they were responsible dog owners.

Accessed a Restricted Computer System
Section 440A The Criminal Code

Our firm has acted successfully in a number of these matters acting for clients.

We did a trial in Derby Magistrates Court where the client was found not guilty. We also acted for a client in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court. The case collapsed on the first day and the client was acquitted.

We have also appeared in situations where clients have admitted the offence and pleaded guilty. We have successfully obtained a spent conviction so the person ended up with no record.

We also acted for a school teacher in a four day trial involving nine charges. This was in the Joondalup Magistrates Court. These were serious allegations. If convicted, he would have lost his employment. We raised a ‘No Case’ submission at the end of the Prosecution case. That was successful and the decision was given on the fourth day. The client was acquitted and the Prosecution was ordered to pay our legal costs.

Our Perth criminal law and Perth traffic law legal team is always available for a consultation and representation on these computer & IT law matters.

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