The past year has been one of the busiest yet for Streeton Lawyers.
Once again, we were grateful to be recognised as one of only four First Tier Criminal Law Firms by Doyle’s Legal Guide for the sixth year in a row.
This year, our lawyers advised and represented clients on a large range of matters, including:
Below is a summary of the fantastic results Streeton Lawyers achieved for our clients in 2022.
Success in the NSW District Court, Supreme Court, and Court of Criminal Appeal
With the expertise and advocacy of incredible counsel, Streeton Lawyers represented a number of clients in jury trials this year. All except for one of those trials resulted in acquittals, which is a finding of not guilty.
We represented a number of other clients in District Court sentences following guilty pleas to serious indictable matters.
This year also saw one of our clients successfully appeal to the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal, with their convictions quashed and a new trial ordered.
Success in the NSW Local Court
Streeton Lawyers represented many clients charged with summary offences in the Local Court.
We were also able to negotiate with police, having four of our clients’ charges wholly withdrawn, as well as a significant number of our client’s charges partially withdrawn or replaced with a lesser offence.
In the Local Court, the most common charges our clients faced this year were possess prohibited drug, assault and driving under the influence of alcohol. Each case depends on it’s own individual circumstances, but below is high level overview of the outcomes for these charges.
Coronial Inquest into the Death of Kumanjayi Walker
Streeton Lawyer is representing a party in the Coronial Inquest into the Death of Kumanjayi Walker, which is being held in Alice Springs. The Inquest ran for 3 months during 2022 and is set to continue into 2023.
The Inquest is examining the factors which contributed to death of Kumanjayi Walker in police custody, including investigating broader cultural issues in the Northern Territory Police Force and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by Northern Territory Police.
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