Criminal and Traffic Lawyers for Hornsby Local Court
Hornsby is approximately 25 km from Sydney’s CBD in the Upper North Shore, it is a rapidly growing business and commercial area.
The local courthouse is a landmark for the area and is heritage listed. The courthouse dates from the interwar period when it was rare for a new courthouse to be constructed, it was constructed in 1925.
The courthouse accommodates; general offices, chambers, sheriffs offices and legal rooms.
Hornsby can be accessed my many bus and train services from all over Sydney.
The types of criminal cases heard in Hornsby Local Court include:
- Drink driving, driving whilst suspended or disqualified, and other traffic cases
- Drug possession and small drug supply cases
- Common assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm cases
- Apprehended violence orders (AVOs)
- Fraud, larceny and property offences
- Indecent assault and child abuse material cases
- Firearms offences
- Bail applications, sentencing hearings, section 32 applications, committal hearings, and defended hearings
Sydney Criminal Lawyers® has regularly provided superior representation in Hornsby Local Court since the opening of our Chatswood office in 2001.
For outstanding representation in Hornsby Court, contact Sydney Criminal Lawyers® today!
Call on (02) 9261 8881
Recent Cases at Hornsby Local Court
Police have withdrawn the charge of Reckless Wounding and AVO (domestic violence related) against our 26 year old client after our defence team prepared two detailed sets of written submissions requesting withdrawal and pushed relentlessly for the case to be dropped.
The charge and AVO arose from an incident on 17th May 2014 when our client stabbed her partner in the leg with a 20cm long kitchen knife causing a large open wound requiring hospitalisation and sutures.
Our client maintained that her actions were undertaken in self defence after her partner threw a mug and then advanced upon her.
The case was scheduled to go to a defended hearing in Hornsby Local Court, but police have decided to drop the charge and the AVO rather than pursue the case in court.
Our client is now spared from the stress and expense of defended proceedings.
It is yet another example of 'domestic violence-related' charges being dropped through hard work and perseverance.
The Presiding Magistrate in Hornsby Local Court dismissed drug possession charges against our 21 year old client from Wahroonga who was stopped and searched in a Pennant Hills carpark.
Police approached our client claiming he appeared to be 'acting suspiciously' by standing outside his car with a friend in an unlit area.
As usual, police alleged that our client appeared 'nervous' and 'agitated' and that he could not adequately explain why he was there.
They searched him and found 4 ecstacy tablets and a small amount of cannabis in resealable bags in his pocket.
The Magistrate found that this was not enough to ground a 'suspicion on reasonable grounds' and ruled the search to be illegal.
The evidence was then excluded and both charges were dismissed.
In Hornsby Local Court, Sydney Criminal Lawyers® persuaded the Magistrate not to convict our 45 year old Chatswood client who smashed the window and assaulted another driver in a 'road rage' incident, leaving his face cut & bleeding.
Our client was of previous good character and having great difficulties in his life leading up to the incident. He was concerned that a criminal conviction would have prevented him from obtaining further employment in his chosen profession.