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Not Guilty Pleas: Defended Hearings and Trials

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To establish a criminal offence, the prosecution will need to prove each element of that particular offence ‘beyond reasonable doubt’.

You may also be entitled to rely upon one or more ‘legal defences’ to the charge.

If a legal defence is raised, the prosecution will normally then be required to prove ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ that the defence does not apply in your case.

You should never plead guilty to an offence if you are not responsible for all of its ‘elements’ or you have a valid legal defence.

If you are going to court, call us today on (02) 9261 8881 to arrange a free first conference during which our experienced defence lawyers will advise you of the strength or otherwise of the prosecution case, any available legal defences, your options and the way forward.

Our team will leave no stone unturned to ensure you receive the most effective defence whatever your criminal law or traffic case may be.

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