Bates Legal Pty Ltd
Level 28 AMP Tower
140 St George’s Terrace
PERTH WA 6000

Phone: (08) 92881750
Mobile: 0488 778 408
Fax: (08) 9221 8058
Email: ken@kenbates.com.au

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Results 2017-04-19T09:07:41+00:00

Client Results – Ken Bates Perth Traffic Lawyer & Perth Criminal Lawyer

We provide legal services for all manner of traffic law and criminal law matters. See our relevant traffic law and criminal law pages for details or contact us if you wish legal advice or representation.

My client was charged with assaulting two young boys who had assaulted his son. He pleaded guilty and was fined and given a spent conviction order.
Sex Offences
My client was a taxi driver who was charged with assaulting a female passenger. He was found not guilty after trial and was awarded costs.
Assault Charge
My client was charged with indecently dealing with a relative. He pleaded guilty in the Magistrates Court and was fined.
Indecent Dealing
My client was charged with driving offences. The police evidence of identity of the driver was successfully challenged at trial and he was acquitted and costs were awarded.
Driving Offences
My client successfully defended an application for a violence restraining order by the mother of his children.
VRO's
My client was charged with drug offences. He pleaded guilty in the Magistrates Court and was fined and given a spent conviction order.
Drug Charges
My client was charged with various ram raids. He allegedly made admissions to an undercover officer who was placed in his cell however I was successfully able to argue that these were inadmissible and the DPP decided not to proceed further with the matter.
Ram Raid Offences
My client was charged with making a threat with intent to compel or doing an act that a person is entitled to abstain from doing. He was acquitted after trial.
Threatening Behaviour
My client was charged with four charges of using electronic communication with intent to expose a person he believed to be under 16 years to indecent matter. A psychological report was obtained and my client was released on a suspended conditional imprisonment order.
Child Sex Offences
My client was disqualified from driving for a drink driving offence. He was employed by a mining company and needed the motor driver’s licence to retain his employment. He was granted an extraordinary driver’s licence for the purposes of going to and from work and engaging in his employment.
Drink Driving Offences
My client was charged with sexually assaulting a woman who was intending to visit a neighbour but who agreed to go into my client’s house. He stood trial in the District Court and was acquitted. The DPP had frozen his house under the confiscation legislation. He was a pensioner and the house was his only substantial asset. Because he was acquitted, the freezing order was released.
Sexual Assault
My client was charged with assaulting a taxi driver. He pleaded guilty, underwent counselling and offered to pay compensation to the taxi driver. He was sentenced to a suspended imprisonment order.
Assaulting a Taxi Driver
My client had been charged with disorderly conduct in public and had been fined in his absence some years earlier. Subsequently he was concerned about the effect of the conviction on his employment. A successful appeal was made to the Supreme Court to have a spent conviction order granted.
Disorderly Conduct
My client was charged with reckless driving. He was acquitted after a trial in the Magistrates Court and costs awarded.
Reckless Driving
My client was charged with dangerous driving causing death. The deceased was crossing the road on a mobility scooter. An independent expert, engaged by the defence was able to show that the area where the crash occurred was in shade from a verge tree at that time of the day. He was acquitted at trial.
Dangerous Driving Causing Death
My client was charged with hitting a man over the head with a beer bottle at one of the gaming tables in the Burswood Casino. He was fined and given a spent conviction order. Later the Burwood Casino issued a barring notice against him. A submission was made that the barring notice should be lifted which was acceded to.
Barring Notice Removal
My client was charged with assaulting a former partner. After a trial in the Magistrates Court he was acquitted and costs were awarded.
Assault Charges
My client was charged with serious sexual offences in respect of his mother. He was psychotic at the time and was given a conditional suspended imprisonment order.
Serious Sexual Offences
My client was charged with being a public officer and without lawful authority or reasonable excuse acted in a manner in relation to which he had a direct pecuniary interest so as to gain a benefit for himself. After a submission to the DPP the matter was discontinued.
Fraud
My client was charged with assaulting a fellow patron at a hotel. He pleaded guilty and was fined and given a spent conviction order. Later the Director of Liquor Licensing banned him from licensed premises for a period of time. A submission was made and subsequently the period of the ban was reduced.
Spent Convictions
My client was charged with digitally penetrating a co-worker after a night out. He was acquitted at trial.
Sex Offences
My client made an application in the District Court to get his licence back after a period of 10 years had elapsed. His application was successful.
Driving Licences
My client was charged with causing grievous bodily harm in a stabbing incident. The defence of the act occurring independently of exercise of his will was successfully raised.
Grievous Bodily Harm
My client was charged with manufacturing methylamphetamine. She pleaded guilty and was given a suspended imprisonment order.
Methylamphetamine Offences
My client applied to the District Court to have spent convictions orders granted in relation to serious drug offences. His application was granted.
Spent Convictions for Drug Offences
My client who was riding a motor cycle was charged with assaulting the driver of a motor vehicle in a road rage incident. He was fined however the Magistrate did not grant him a spent conviction order. On appeal, that decision was overturned and he was granted a spent conviction order. Later the Criminal Injuries Assessor sought to have my client pay the criminal compensation which the State had ordered to be paid. After making a submission, the Criminal Injuries Assessor declined to seek to recover any of the compensation paid by the State to the driver from my client.
Road Rage Incidents