Police v McKeown – my first prosecution

August 14, 2007 |

It has been a while since I handled a criminal law brief.  All defendant’s work.  When an offer to undertake a proseuction came along it was hard to resist, if a little terrifying. 

Police v McKeown, a prosecution under the Marine Act, was scheduled to run for 5 days.  In the end, as is often the case, there was a plea.  The report of the first day’s hearing was in the Herald Sun on 7 August, at page 12:

Prosecution of ships pilot

 

On 7 August 2007 the defendant was fined $5,000 and had a conviction recorded against him. 

 

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