Koffels have recently acted for a client in the District Court of NSW who was found not guilty of an attempted murder charge. The Police charged our client with multiple offences including intent to cause grievous bodily harm, the most serious of which was ‘intent to murder.’ Koffels have successfully advocated for our client who was found to be not guilty under the section 38 (1) of the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act, the matter was heard before Hatzistergos, DCJ without jury.
The case has been recognised in publication on the NSW Caselaw website for the successful defence of our client. The judgement/verdict in R v Anderson has been assigned the medium neutral citation: (2017) NSWDC 148.
The precedent achieved by our firm led to a result whereby the client, as hoped for by his family, is receiving the care and support he would otherwise never receive within the normal confines of the general prison system. A win for our client, our firm and social justice.
For details of this precedent case, we provide the following link: https://www.caselaw.nsw.gov.au/decision/5942324ae4b074a7c6e167b5