Criminal matters

Criminal matters

Being charged with an offence under the Crimes Act can be a stressful and scary path.
A people person, Peter has the rare ability to make you feel more relaxed and confident of a just outcome.

Mr Godkin will act for you criminal matter including:

  • Apprehended Violence Order (AVO)
  • Breach of AVO
  • Assault
    • Assault occasioning actual bodily harm
    • Aggravated Assault
    • Sexual assault
    • Assaulting an Officer/Police
  • Intimidation & Stalking
  • Larceny
  • Drug possession
  • Drug supply
  • Armed robbery
  • Bail
  • Appeals
  • Murder
  • Attempted murder
  • Mental health applications
  • Driving matters

Sentencing options under Crimes (Sentencing and Procedure) Act include:

  • Dismissal and no conviction recorded under section 10(1)(a)
  • No conviction recorded and bond under section 10(1)(b)
  • Bond
  • Fine
  • Community Service Orders
  • Suspended Sentences section 12
  • Full time custodial sentences

Contact Mr Godkin to discuss your matter.

Can I obtain a no conviction recorded?

Pursuant to the principles in R v Nguyen, The Court has the capacity to release without conviction.

This capacity reflects the willingness of the legislature and the community to provide first offenders, in certain circumstances, a second chance to maintain a reputation of good character.

This principle is designed to provide people like YOU a second chance to maintain a reputation of good character.

First 1 hour conference is FREE!
Contact Pete to arrange your free 1 hour conference
02 9224 5600 / 0435 965 017


Appellate

Appellate

Criminal appeals

If you have been convicted of an offence in the local, district or Supreme Court, you may have an avenue of appeal depending upon circumstances and time limits
Appeals are possible:

  • From local court to district court
  • From district court to Supreme Court
  • From district court to Court of Criminal Appeal
  • From Supreme Court to High Court in limited circumstances

Civil Appeals

If you received a judgement in the local, district or Supreme Court which you were not happy with, you may have an avenue of appeal depending upon circumstances and time limits
Appeals are possible:

  • From local court to district court
  • From district court to Supreme Court
  • From Supreme Court to High Court in limited circumstances

First 1 hour conference is FREE!
Contact Pete to arrange your free 1 hour conference
02 9224 5600 / 0435 965 017


Driving Matters

Driving Matters

Speeding
Loss of licence
Quashing Habitual offenders declaration
DUI

First 1 hour conference is FREE!
Contact Pete to arrange your free 1 hour conference
02 9224 5600 / 0435 965 017


Wills & Estates

Wills & Estates

Have you been left out of a will?
Do you think that you were not left enough in a will?
The Family Provision Act may well enable you to make a claim.

Contesting a will
Claims under the Family Provision
Process

First 1 hour conference is FREE!
Contact Pete to arrange your free 1 hour conference
02 9224 5600 / 0435 965 017


Psychiatric injury

Psychiatric injury

Were you abused as a child?

As a result of the Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse, many victims have realised that their abuse was criminal.
Many victims find it difficult to fulfil their earning potential.
It is sometimes possible to sue an institution for psychiatric injury and lost earnings.

The role of such an action is to put the victim back in the place they would be had the injury not happened.

Contact Mr Godkin to discuss your matter.

First 1 hour conference is FREE!
Contact Pete to arrange your free 1 hour conference
02 9224 5600 / 0435 965 017