Charges Dismissed due to Mental Health


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Here are some recent examples of our criminal defence team getting charges dismissed due to mental health under ‘section 32:

The Magistrate in Ryde Local Court dismissed charges of larceny against our 37 year old client who was caught stealing a trolley-load of goods from Myer. The case was persuasively argued by Mr Nedim and the Magistrate stated ‘this is only the second section 32 that I have granted out of about 20 since I came to Ryde in April’.

Downing Centre Local Court dismissed charges of Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm and Common Assault against our 24 year old client despite it being his second assault case within 2 years. He received a criminal conviction for his previous case after his lawyers failed to inform him that his mental condition could be used to have his case dismissed.

Parramatta Local Court dismissed drug possession charges against our 33 year old client who was caught with 9 ecstacy tablets in his pocket. He was initially charged with ‘supply’ but Sydney Criminal Lawyers had that charge withdrawn. The court found that there was a link between our client’s underlying depression and his use of drugs, and that the proposed treatment plan was adequate.

Wagga Wagga Local Court dismissed a charge of ‘use carriage service to make hoax threat’ against our 45 year old client who contacted the NSW Fire Service advising that a bomb had been placed at a fire station. The court found a significant link between our client’s post traumatic stress and his actions.

Our Senior Criminal Lawyers persuasively argued each of the cases in court.