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Public Nuisance

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  1. Public Nuisance

Solicitor: Erin Mitchell

Court: Pine Rivers Magistrates Court

Date: April 2018

Our client was charged with public nuisance. It was alleged after a big night out drinking and leaving the hotel our client was located by police in a nearby carpark yelling profanities at the police. Despite warnings our client continued to swear at police.

If convicted of this offence, our client would have been in breach of a probation order and facing an order of imprisonment. We wrote to the Prosecution noting relevant case law that dealt with the issue of swearing at police and urging them to reconsider the proceedings against our client.


This is a summary of an actual case. Details have been omitted to protect the privacy of our client. We select cases which are informative and no guarantee is provided that similar results are achievable in all cases. Every case is different and you should obtain legal advice specific to your matter and circumstances.

The Prosecution accepted our submission and discontinued the charge at the next mention, saving our client to expense and stress of a trial.

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