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Stewart Court Case?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by niccipops, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If anyone remotely  knows anything about the law could you please offer some insight on the following:

    Worst Case Scenario - Stewart is charged and case goes to trial at a date further down the track. Does Gallop then step in and make up a new rule further banning Brett from playing?

    2nd worst - Sexaul assualt charged dropped but he is charged with a lesser offence, eg, public nuisance and ordered community service, a fine or something along those lines. Same question - Does Gallop then step in and make up a new rule further banning Brett from playing?

    Best Case Scenario - Stewart is cleared. Does Gallop then step in and further suspend him because he doesn't like his haircut?

    I can't wait to see this guy back on the field. Manly obviously needs him. Where does he stand legally in the above scenarios?
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    its all speculation really.

    I don't think Gallop can take any further action against Brett no matter the outcome, he is a first time offender in all of this. Indications are that the suspension for being drunk may not be 100% valid anyway
     
  3. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's just that Gallop seems to be making up new rules as the weeks roll on this year.
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's just that Gallop seems to be making up new rules as the weeks roll on this year.
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    This is new to you?
     
  5. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    The next appearance in court is in front of a magistrate where the case will be looked at to see whether it should go to trial.

    Gallop would not be able to do anything else until the outcome of the trial which would not happen straight away, quite possibly after the season has finished.
     
  6. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's just that Gallop seems to be making up new rules as the weeks roll on this year.
    [/quote]

    This is new to you?
    [/quote]Not really. I'm just more personally involved as my favourite player's on the sidelines and my team's going down.
     
  7. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Thanks Fluffy, that's a little bit of law insight for me.
     
  8. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's just that Gallop seems to be making up new rules as the weeks roll on this year.
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    This is new to you?
    [/quote]Not really. I'm just more personally involved as my favourite player's on the sidelines and my team's going down.


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    More personally involved than whom?
     
  9. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Than all the fans from the 15 other clubs. If it was a Bronco on the sideline I don't think I'd be madly participating in forums.
     
  10. Pearso

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    Nicci,

    He has been charged. So depending on what happens at his mention date the magistrate will look at the evidence and see if he has a case to answer, if he believes there is enough evidence from the prosecution and Brett pleads not guilty then it will go for hearing.  Mind you Bellew will no doubt attempt to discredit any evidence that the prosecution has in attempt to have the charges dismissed so Brett walks.  

    Then again there may not be enough evidence for a sexual assualt and the charges maybe down graded.

    When the DPP goes through the brief and they think they can not possible get a conviction with the facts they have been provided they will drop the case and Brett walks.

    This is all speculation thou and that is all anyone on hear can offer in relation to the court case. Even if you could look at the brief the police have compiled it is still a matter for the court to decide. But I pray that it doesn't go that far and all charges are dropped before hand. Lets hope hey.
     
  11. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Thanks Ryno. I appreciate all new information relating to the court system. It all clears things up a little bit for me.
     
  12. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Look the problem with this being high profile is that senior police & potentiually also the DPP might want to see this at least go to trial to avoid being seen as going soft on footballers, or not supporting the girl involved.

    From what I hear the DPP might be in for a shock on April 7, hears hoping anyway.
     
  13. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I hope you're hearing the right stuff Wheel.
     
  14. Pearso

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    They can only go off what evidence they have if it's not there to get them a conviction they won't bat on with it. That is why the DPP dropped the bulldogs case, they did't have what they needed to secure a conviction. From what I hear Senior police at the time pressured the investigating police to keep pushing with it but there was nothing in it. There was a story on 60 minutes I think a couple of years ago. Most of the Police are either off on stress or out of the job now. I don't think they would do the same again.
     
  15. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    My biggest worry is another media frenzy generating more bad publicity (especially from women's groups etc.) prompting our mate Dave to react once more to the general public and invent another breach of the Code of Conduct and once again throw Stewart to the wolves as a new example to all players.
     
  16. The Wheel

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    I hope you're hearing the right stuff Wheel.
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    So do I, keep your fingers & toes crossed
     
  17. Canteen Worker

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    I wouldn't bank on any successful court action, as much as I think that natural justice has been denied.
     
  18. Garts

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    Less than 5% of sexual assult charges result in convictions.  The balance of probabalities say he will get off.  All depends on the evidence I guess. 
     
  19. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think they were referring to his injunction against the 4 match ban
     
  20. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think they were referring to his injunction against the 4 match ban
    [/quote]Is there any more news about Stewart pursueing his challenge against the ban?
     

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