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Plead Not Guilty:

In order to be convicted of this offence, the police must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that:

1. You:

a) had anything in his or her custody; or
b) had anything in the custody of another person; or
c) had anything in or on premises, whether belonging to or occupied by yourself or not, or whether that thing is there for your use or the use of another; or
d) had given custody of anything to a person who is not lawfully entitled to possession of the thing.

2. The item may be reasonably suspected of being stolen or otherwise unlawfully obtained.

If any of the above elements cannot be proven beyond reasonable doubt, then you will be found not guilty of the offence.

If the above elements can be proven beyond reasonable doubt, you will still be found not guilty if the court is satisfied that you had no reasonable grounds for suspecting the thing was stolen or unlawfully obtained.

Our experienced criminal lawyers will advise you of your prospects of successfully defending any charge brought against you and fight to have you found not guilty of the offence.

Plead Guilty

If you agree with what the police are alleging against you, the way to get the best result is often to plead guilty as it demonstrates remorse and contrition as well as meaning that you will be entitled to a discount on your sentence.

The offence of Goods in custody carries a maximum penalty of $5,500.00 and/or 6 months imprisonment in the Local Court. However, Goods in custody is an offence frequently dealt with pursuant to section 10 of the Crimes (Sentence Procedure) Act, meaning no conviction will be recorded, there is no other penalty and you will have no criminal record. To find out more about a section 10, click here.

Generally, penalties that a court can impose for any criminal offence in NSW are:

Our client was charged with goods in custody following a police search of his vehicle (a search we were convinced was illegal) and police finding more than $7000.00 in cash. The cash was confiscated by the police and our client was required to attend Campbelltown Local Court in June 2012 to face the charges.

The brief of evidence disclosed that our client provided a version of events to the police explaining where the money came from.

The police had not cautioned our client with his rights to remain silent, and alleged that he had provided a bogus story to police at the scene of the crime.

Our client denied that he provided that particular story alleging that police were not truthful in their statements in the brief of evidence. He advised us of where the money really came from. We obtained a statement from our client’s mother and bank records showing the source of the money, essentially establishing that the money came from a legitimate source.

We submitted this material to the police together with written submissions on why the charges should be dismissed.

Naturally, the police agreed without hesitation to drop the charges and returned the money immediately

Our client was charged with goods in custody, he had a number of cheques and credit cards in his vehicle in other people’s names.

Our solicitor negotiated the facts which effectively removed any connection to more serious criminal offences and criminal groups.

Our solicitor encouraged our client to find permanent employment and clean up his life during the course of the proceedings.

The sentence was dealt with at Waverley Local Court before Her Honour Magistrate Farnon who was convinced that that offence was not a serious offence and that our client was making a genuine attempt to steer his life in the right direction. Her Honour was convinced that this offence was out of character and extended the leniency of a section 10(1)(b) order.

This was a great result for our client.

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2017-06-25T22:46:32+00:00

Todd Hurring

Highly recommend! Joseph handled my case and got the result he said i would, communication was great and his advice on what to do to help my case was great, dont hesitate to give them a call if you ever need legal help.

Achieving results one case at a time

Want to say a big thanks to Adam and the team, was looking at jail without a doubt, already had 2 other common assaults, a GBH, and a fair few other charges on my record and facing another GBH. Never done jail before and thought this was my time for sure. Great service from them, Adam always answered my calls and step me through everything the whole way. Managed to stay out of jail with a ICO order, big win, thanks again, highly recommend

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2017-06-25T22:53:27+00:00

Breno T.

Want to say a big thanks to Adam and the team, was looking at jail without a doubt, already had 2 other common assaults, a GBH, and a fair few other charges on my record and facing another GBH. Never done jail before and thought this was my time for sure. Great service from them, Adam always answered my calls and step me through everything the whole way. Managed to stay out of jail with a ICO order, big win, thanks again, highly recommend

Achieving results one case at a time

I just wanted to say a big thank you to LY Lawyers. My husband just got his sentence at Parramatta District Court last week, expecting to be in jail a lot longer. He was charged with supplying commercial drugs. LY Lawyers represented him with great passion and commitment, all of their staff chipping in to get a short sentence. Only a year to go before he gets out!

Kim Smith

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5.0
2017-06-25T22:53:58+00:00

Kim Smith

I just wanted to say a big thank you to LY Lawyers. My husband just got his sentence at Parramatta District Court last week, expecting to be in jail a lot longer. He was charged with supplying commercial drugs. LY Lawyers represented him with great passion and commitment, all of their staff chipping in to get a short sentence. Only a year to go before he gets out!

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It was a pleasure to work with LY Lawyers. They got me off from my charge. Could not thank them enough!

William Song

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5.0
2017-06-25T22:54:34+00:00

William Song

It was a pleasure to work with LY Lawyers. They got me off from my charge. Could not thank them enough!

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Joseph was amazing and did a fine job representing me in my case. He got the job done and got me the result I wanted.

Habib Rahman

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5.0
2017-06-25T22:55:09+00:00

Habib Rahman

Joseph was amazing and did a fine job representing me in my case. He got the job done and got me the result I wanted.

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Joseph you did an amazing job representing me at Sydney District court . My prior lawyer didn't do anything for me in the local court, but u guys were great in the district court. Thanks for being patient with me too.

Josh Tyler

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5.0
2017-06-25T22:56:43+00:00

Josh Tyler

Joseph you did an amazing job representing me at Sydney District court . My prior lawyer didn't do anything for me in the local court, but u guys were great in the district court. Thanks for being patient with me too.

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I just wanted to say thank you for helping me with my case and THANK YOU for the section 10!

Craig H

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5.0
2017-06-25T22:57:53+00:00

Craig H

I just wanted to say thank you for helping me with my case and THANK YOU for the section 10!

Achieving results one case at a time

The team at LY Lawyers were great to deal with, after getting charged with a minor offence. The costs were upfront and affordable. Communication was great and I felt like they really cared about me. If I was ever in trouble again they would be my first point of call for help.

Sarah Davies

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5.0
2017-02-01T00:09:03+00:00

Sarah Davies

The team at LY Lawyers were great to deal with, after getting charged with a minor offence. The costs were upfront and affordable. Communication was great and I felt like they really cared about me. If I was ever in trouble again they would be my first point of call for help.

Achieving results one case at a time

What a result from a great team!

Adam handled my case and put everything he had into it. He's a great lawyer at affordable fees. Would highly recommend.

John L.

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5.0
2017-02-01T01:38:38+00:00

John L.

What a result from a great team! Adam handled my case and put everything he had into it. He's a great lawyer at affordable fees. Would highly recommend.
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