RK Law – In the News

Here are a few RK Law cases that made the news in the last few weeks.

No.HeadlineDate

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1.Couple blames school holidays for bail breach22.10.2020Defence lawyer Lachlan Robertson said both his clients were in a relationship and operated a cleaning business together.Mr Robertson said it was the first time Tapp’s daughter was able to see her father and stepmother since Family Court orders were made and that caused the breach of bail.
2.Petrol thief leaves driver’s licence at servo

23.10.2020

Defence lawyer Lachlan Robertson said his client had attempted to pay for the fuel, even leaving his licence behind to get money but was unable to secure the funds.Mr Robertson said his client had forgotten about the testosterone, claiming it had been sitting in the fridge for a number of months.

 

3.Over-sleeping check out leads to drug bust at motel

30.10.2020

Defence lawyer Lachlan Robertson said Dyer normally worked in construction but was unemployed due to the COVID-19 downturn.He said Dyer had aspirations to do university study in the future.

 

4.Magistrate to hoon: ‘grow up, grow a brain’

1.11.2020

Defence lawyer Lachlan Robertson said Finnegan was supported by his father in court and the Heights College Year 12 graduate had qualifications in sheet metal fabrication and boilermaking which led him to working shut downs since high school.

 

5.Mum couldn’t pay fuel bill for over a month

2.11.2020

Defence lawyer Lachlan Robertson said Trevor was a single mother of two with a seven-year-old child in a wheelchair, diagnosed with muscle degenerative disease.

 

6.Busted with drugs, axe in car while driving unsupervised

3.11.2020

Defence lawyer Lachlan Robertson said Scofield had been working on rehabilitation, engaging with GumBi GumBi and Lived Lives Well, and had been drug free for a long period.

 

7.Threats made to fish and chip shop staff

3.11.2020

Defence lawyer Lachlan Robertson said Reynolds was unemployed and on workcover payments after a workplace accident while working as a landscaper where his head was injured.

 

8.Father blows up at mum over baby’s last name

5.11.2020

Defence lawyer Lachlan Robertson said there was a complex family dispute between the defendant and the victim and her family.

 

9.FRESH-FACED OFFENDERS: 10 youth crimes exposed

9.11.2020

Defence lawyer Lachlan Robertson said Dyer normally worked in construction but was unemployed due to the COVID-19 downturn.

 

10.‘Grow up’: Rocky sisters fight after drinking alcohol

11.11.2020

Defence lawyer Lachlan Robertson said his client and her sister where close after the sister took on a motherly role when the defendant was about 12 years old and the sister was 22.He said both women were intoxicated and violent towards each other on both occasions.

 

11.Young mum busted after smoking marijuana

13.11.2020

Defence lawyer Lachlan Robertson said Herdman was a single mother of a 10-month-old and was studying aged care.Magistrate Cameron Press said Herdman had no reason to be smoking illicit drugs, nor to hang around drugs.

 

12.Man accused of “extraordinarily stupid” assault on baby

15.11.2020

Defence lawyer Lachlan Robertson argued his client was at risk of spending too much time in remand awaiting trial or sentence.Mr Robertson said the risk his client posed of committing further offences and failing to appear could be managed through strict conditions.

 

13.House cleaner steals cash from employer

17.11.2020

Defence lawyer Lachlan Robertson said Ross was a mother of five with the youngest having ADHD and ASD.

 

14.Young man didn’t quite get what he wished for

17.12.2020

Defence lawyer Lachlan Robertson said Kelly was not currently working but had all the certificates and qualifications to do scaffolding and was looking for work.

 

15.DV offender visits victim, unaware order is still in place

20.12.2020

the defendant’s defence lawyer Lachlan Robertson said, although it was a serious breach of a court order, there was no violence alleged.

 

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