A FORMER Gold Coast police officer cleared of faking evidence to win a traffic case has claimed he was a victim of a Crime and Misconduct Commission witch-hunt.
David Allan Spedding, 42, lost his job as a Surfers Paradise traffic officer in 2008 after he was accused of making a false statement to the court.
Bill Potts talks to the Gold Coast Bulletin about the increasing use of sites like Facebook as evidence for both the prosecution and defence. “…don’t put anything online that you don’t want thrown back at you in court…”
Bill Potts appears on a sentence in the Southport District Court for dangerous driving causing GBH whilst adversely affected by alcohol – sentence of 2.5yrs imprisonment, to serve 3 month
We live in a country with a legal system that is largely based on legislation; but in some cases that legislation is derived from decisions in superior courts. A court will make a ruling on a particular case and the hierarchy of courts in Australia generally sees the lower courts being bound to follow the decision of the higher courts.
A Gold Coast real estate agent slapped with a restraining order for making a throat-slitting gesture to a rival agent has vowed to appeal.
Ray White principal Gary William Gannon was officially ordered to have no direct or indirect contact with fellow agent and developer Rod Lambert for 12 months.
Bill Potts provides comments to the Gold Coast Bulletin surrounding juror obligations to the court and community;
A Southport judge has demanded to know why potential jurors who failed to front jury duty should not be prosecuted.
Resident Rod Lambert yesterday told the court that he feared for his life after alleged threats from a high-profile real estate agent and Ken Lacey.