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Brett's court case today?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by swoop, May 26, 2009.

  1. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    For any legal eagles out there. What is expected to happen in Brett's court case today?
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No legal eagle but my opinion based on everything I have read and heard,

    Both teams go in present a brief of their respective evidence etc the judge takes it away and spends about 6 months reading it all and deciding what he is going to do about the case. There is a very very very small chance that today may be the end of the entire process as well though
     
  3. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    who knows... the details given to the public are not that clear.
     
  4. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Nothing much will happen today, don't expect any headlines.
     
  5. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hmm I am a bit concerned these days when there are 2 teams and someone else making a decision... this has resulted in some very unfortunate outcomes in recent times.

    But on the question of today's court proceedings - if that predicion is based on what you have read & heard, you have been spending too much time with your Twilight Zone fan group.
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Pretty sure today is Committal Proceedings
    http://www.cdpp.gov.au/Practice/ProsecutionProcess.aspx

    There is a chance we will hear an end to it today
     
  7. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That certainly would be great news. An optimistic theory on the MWSE forum shutdown: Inside knowledge that the case will be thrown out today sending Manly supporters into an abusive frenzy about destroying our season start. (Always hopeful)
     
  8. Ms Manly

    Ms Manly New Member

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    That certainly would be great news. An optimistic theory on the MWSE forum shutdown: Inside knowledge that the case will be thrown out today sending Manly supporters into an abusive frenzy about destroying our season start. (Always hopeful)
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    Heres hoping - Good Luck Brett  ;)
     
  9. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    That certainly would be great news. An optimistic theory on the MWSE forum shutdown: Inside knowledge that the case will be thrown out today sending Manly supporters into an abusive frenzy about destroying our season start. (Always hopeful)
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    Yes niccipops, I dreamt of exactly the same thing last night.
     
  10. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

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    Is he attending court or is it one of the things where only the barristers go?
     
  11. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    A lot has to happen before committal. Brett won’t even be present today. The brief has to be confirmed as complete and served on the defence. The exact terms of the indictment have to be settled. Any indictable matter has to be very carefully considered by both prosecution and defence. Especially where a charge carries a standard non-parole period. Any possibility of negotiation re charges or facts or particulars of the indictment has to be looked at, it is rarely rushed because there is too much at stake.

    His solicitor would appear only (at least it was reported that Brett was excused from this mention date).
    (And it's not a commonweath matter Dan)
     
  12. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The previous court case excused Brett from appearing at this one if memory serves
     
  13. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'm pretty sure Brett doesn't have to be present today.
     
  14. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That's why the AVO was extended. The media made it sound like it was extended by the prosecution but it was actually Stewy's legal team that made the move. They asked for a 6 month AVO so that Brett would not have to appear in court. They were granted 3 months not 6.
     
  15. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Brett can stay at home and have a nap.
    This is known as "the Defence rests Your Honour"
     
  16. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No resting Stewy. Stay on that recovery bike. We need you back on the field.
     
  17. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    HAHAHA
     
  18. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

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    so no chance  the judge can throw it out today?

    anyone know what time its on?
     
  19. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hey B_e, was that you who Hadley was talking about (John from Wollongong) who was asking about the case today and about Gallops nil response about Des & Orford's comments regarding Cecchin?
     
  20. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    For the layman, as I understand it, the actual charges against Stewart have to be presented to a local court. Details of witness accounts and supporting evidence are included as part of the brief.

    From there a judge has to make a ruling, based on evidence and defence material as to whether there is a case against Stewart and also whether there is a likely chance of conviction at the end.

    Advice has been given that a Judge, (fearful of being labelled soft on crime or worried about Telegraph scuttlebutt, in such a high profile case)  would be loathe to stop the case at this point.

    Credibility of witnesses, reliability of evidence etc is unlikely to be tested at this point - that would come at a course case in the District Court.

    If this does go to trial, I am sure a legal boffin could tell us whether it would be a judge or jury determined case -
     

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