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      Break and Enter Charge Withdrawn at Parramatta Local Court

      Our client was a 22-year-old who was on parole for domestic violence offences. On the day of the incident he had arranged to collect his belongings from the complainant’s residence.

      Unfortunately, when he attended the premises, the complainant reneged on the agreement. An argument took place and our client left without his belongings.

      Unbeknownst to him, after he left the complainant phoned police and alleged that he had broken into the premises before intimidating and assaulting her. As a result, our client was charged with break and enter with intent to commit serious indictable offence.

      Due to his criminal history he was refused bail. He initially engaged other legal representatives who were unable to have him released. A few months after this his family contacted us to represent him.

      We were advised that the complainant no longer wanted the charges to proceed and had written to our client’s previous representatives.

      We arranged for an independent lawyer to prepare a retraction statement which was served on the prosecution.

      We then wrote representations to the DPP for the break and enter charge to be withdrawn. Ultimately, the DPP agreed with our submissions and withdrew the charge, allowing our client to be released from custody and re-join his family.

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