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Stevenson Legal appears on two applications for an Extraordinary Drivers Licence – both are granted.

11 April 2017

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Client charged with joint possession of 9 grams of methamphetamine and appears in District Court. Stevenson Legal proceeds to represent for sentencing purposes and client is sentenced to a suspended (not immediate) term of imprisonment. Extremely good result.

22 March 2017

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Client charged with speeding offence and elects to go to court. Stevenson Legal persuades prosecution to drop the case and client is awarded legal costs

20 March 2017

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Stevenson Legal conducts negotiations and submissions with regional police with respect to a breach of an EDL. Prosecution accepts submissions that breach is at the lower end of seriousness and no cancellation of licence is sought by the prosecution.

13 March 2017

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Client charged with aggravated assault occasionally bodily harm. Negotiations with police resulting charge being downgraded to common assault only. Further,  sentencing submissions that only a condition release order (ie a good behaviour bond) is appropriate punishment accepted by courts.

2 March 2017

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Client charged with very high drink driving charge. Stevenson Legal provides significant migratory evidence for sentencing proceedimgs.

28 February 2017

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Client charged with breaching terms of extraordinary drivers licence. Stevenson Legal appears and persuades court that, in the circumstances, a fine alone would be sufficient punishment and there is no requirement to cancel the extraordinary drivers licence.

14 February 2017

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Client charged with with assaulting a public officer as defined in the Criminal Code; application for spent conviction on the basis that a record may impact upon overseas business travel accepted and granted.

8 February 2017

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Client charged with aggravated assault occasioning bodily harm. Negotiations with police result in downgrading of charge to common assault only.

2 February 2017

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Stevenson Legal assists in obtaining extraordinary drivers licence in Magistrates Court for small business owner.

11 January 2017

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Client charged with driving without authority and drink driving causing an accident. Client already disqualified from driving for a drink driving incident earlier in 2016. Magistrates Court accepts that despite the previous history only the minimum penalties need to be imposed in all the circumstances of the case.

3 January 2017

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Stevenson Legal appears at two applications for an extraordinary drivers licence. Despite being opposed by the Department of Transport both applications are granted.

28 December 2016

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Mature aged client charged with causing fear or alarm to helicopter crew by pointing laser pointer at helicopter. Conviction threatens client’s overseas travel plans. Stevenson Legal persuades court to order a Spent Conviction Order to diminish the harm to future travel plans.

November 2016

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Client charged with driving without authority due to unpaid fines. Stevenson Legal approaches police and persuades them that the charge ought to be discontinued. Matter dismissed and legal costs ordered in client’s favour.

November 2016

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Client pleads guilty to a charge of domestic violence in circumstances of aggravation. Mitigating submissions are presented to the court as to why a term of imprisonment would be inappropriate. The court orders a supervision order and no term of imprisonment, suspended or otherwise.

November 2016

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Young client found with drug paraphernalia in his possession. The conviction threatened to adversely impact his future employment prospects. Stevenson Legal persuades the court to order a Spent Conviction Order so that the conviction does not need to be disclosed.

November 2016

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Company client answers charge of failing to provide driver details of vehicle travelling at 288 kph. Stevenson Legal provides advice and representation and mid-range fine imposed.

October 2016

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Stevenson Legal appears for sentencing in District Court for client with 9.8 grams of methamphetamine. Pre-Sentence Order made for court to consider imposing suspended rather than immediate term of imprisonment.

October 2016

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Client charged with 6th driving without authority matter. Court persuaded to impose fines only with no order of imprisonment.

October 2016

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Stevenson Legal appears for client seeking extraordinary drivers licence with third drinking driving conviction. Application granted and client able to drive for work purposes and protect his only source of income.

October 2016

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Client appears in Magistrate Court with third high rage drinking charge. Significant mental health issues raised in mitigation for the court. No life disqualification imposed.

October 2016

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Stevenson Legal represents accused with significant quantity of MDMA with intent to sell or supply. Jail avoided with 12 month term of imprisonment ordered but suspended for 12 months.

September 2016

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Accused caught with quantity of methlyamphetamine, MDMA and Cannabis. Negotiations see the major charge downgraded and the matter remains in the lower Magistrates Court.

September 2016

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Driver caught driving unauthorised for 6th time avoids term of imprisonment after Plea in Mitigation provided to the Court by Stevenson Legal.

September 2016

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Stevenson Legal assists driver with 4 x prior drink driving convictions obtain an extraordinary drivers licence.
September 2016
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Extraordinary drivers licence granted for tradesman after second excess 0.08% drink driving offence but otherwise good driving record.
September 2016
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Client charged with 3rd drink driving offence. Magistrate Court accepts mitigating factors to the benefit of client and imposes the minimum possible sentence.

12 April 2016

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Client charged with drink driving, careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. Stevenson Legal negotiates a dismissal of the charge of leaving the scene and obtains minimum sentences on the remaining two charges.

8 April 2016

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Client charged with aggravated domestic assault. Stevenson Legal negotiates dismissal of the charge with police prosecutions and obtains a costs order in favour of client

7 April 2016

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Stevenson Legal acts for client named as respondent in a Violence Restraining Order matter. Attendance at mention hearing leads to application being dismissed.

4 March 2016

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Stevenson Legal appears at Perth Magistrates Court for two different clients both applying for extraordinary drivers licences required to retain their employment. Both applications are granted.

2 March 2016

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Stevenson Legal obtains two clients extraordinary driver’s licenses at the Perth Magistrates Court.

06 Jan 2016

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Stevenson Legal acts for a client served with a violence restraining order from ex-partner. Matter dismissed.
17 Dec 2015
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Client charged with drink-driving and dangerous driving. Stevenson Legal assists with a plea in Mitigation made to the Magistrates Court. Moderate fines imposed.

 15 Dec 2015
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Stevenson Legal assists young woman obtain extraordinary driver’s licence after five losses of licence for driving without authority.
8 Dec 2015
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