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      Broken Hill Local & District Court

      If you need to attend Broken Hill, both Local & District Court, contact Astor Legal and see how one of our expert criminal & traffic lawyers can help you.

      Broken Hill is situated over 1,100km from Sydney. It is known as one of Australia’s most prominent mining towns. Notably, it is the home of BHP Billiton.

      How to contact Broken Hill Court House?

      You can contact Broken Hill Courthouse by:

      How to get to Broken Hill Court House?

      The most common way of travelling to Broken Hill is by plane. Broken Hill Airport sits a short distance away from the town.

      There are also bus and train services which can be relied on.

      The Courthouse sits on Argent Street.

      Our lawyers prefer to fly to the airport and then take a rental vehicle to the town centre.

      Broken Hill Local Court List

      The Broken Hill Local Court List sets out the time, date and location of all court matters up to three weeks in the future and one week in the past.

      You can click here to search for the Broken Hill Local Court listing details of your case. You can search by your name, case number, location, date, jurisdiction, the title of presiding officer and type of listing (eg. mention, sentencing, hearing, trial).

      Who is the Magistrate at Broken Hill Local Court?

      The current presiding Magistrate at Broken Hill Local Court is His Honour Magistrate Daniel Covington.

      Magistrate Covington was a senior solicitor with Legal Aid before his appointment to the bench, primarily appearing in Central Local Court.

      Astor Legal has appeared several times in front of Magistrate Covington and is familiar with him. Click here to read about some of our recent Broken Hill Local Court cases.

      Who is the Judge at Broken Hill District Court?

      His Honor Judge Paul Lakatos is the current presiding Judge at Broken Hill District Court.

      Judge Lakatos is also the current President of the Mental Health Review Tribunal.

      Astor Legal has appeared several times before Judge Lakatos and is familiar with him.

      What cases are heard at Broken Hill Court House?

      The types of criminal cases heard in Broken Hill Local Court include:

      • Drug possession and drug supply cases
      • Drink driving, driving whilst suspended or disqualified, and other traffic cases
      • Sexual touching (formerly ‘Indecent assault’) and child abuse material cases
      • Common assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm cases
      • Apprehended violence orders (AVOs)
      • Firearms offences
      • Fraud, larceny and property damage offences
      • Bail applications, sentencing proceedings, section 14 mental health applications and defended hearings

      The types of cases heard in Broken Hill District Court include:

      • Sexual assault cases
      • Major fraud cases
      • Drug cases, including supply, manufacture, cultivation and importation
      • Serious assaults such as ‘grievous bodily harm’ cases
      • Break and enter cases
      • Robbery cases
      • Sentencing and trials (both judge-alone as well as jury trials)
      • Appeals against Local Court decisions as to convictions and/or severity of sentence

      Our team of specialist Broken Hill Criminal & Traffic Lawyers regularly appear in the Local and District Court and are familiar with the Magistrates and judges who preside here. Contact us now to speak to our friendly team.

      If you would like to speak to a criminal or traffic lawyer who can assist you with a matter at Broken Hill, Both Local & District Court, contact us or call (02) 7804 2823.

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