At the Maroochydore Magistrates Court on 7 July 2017, Magistrate Wilkinson ruled that the arrest of Ivan Bortic was unlawful, due to the fact that the arresting police officer had failed to afford the mandatory safeguard warnings under the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act (PPRA). Earlier media reporting that Mr Bortic was avoiding an RBT was false….
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Notwithstanding that his matter took almost four months to conclude, our client has had the satisfaction today of a dismissal on the basis that the Police Prosecutor offered no evidence. Our client was with his brother in the city, when the police acting on information observed on City Safe CCTV intercepted them outside the Treasure…
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If you have been charged with an offence of failing to stop, under the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act section 754 (2) Fail to Stop Motor Vehicle, or given a notice under s 755 of the PPRA to identify the driver, you may have a good defence if you can establish on the balance of…
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In NZ v Templeton [2017] FCA, a Federal Court review involved whether the Magistrate in Brisbane had erred in determining that the respondent should not be extradited. Ultimately his Honour found that the evidence of delay was extraordinary, but the gravity of the offences meant that he was not satisfied that the lengthy period that…
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Woman charged with perjury after giving evidence at trial of man she claimed sexually assaulted her Justin Sibley of Williamson and Associates Lawyers, assisted Narelle Dawson-Wells, wife of former Attorney General Dean Wells, overcome the DPP’s prosecution of her for perjury, following her evidence in a sexual assault case. On 20 June 2017, Dawson-Wells was…
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