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Appeals won

Fisher Dore prides itself on being Queensland’s leading law firm when it comes to criminal appeals. We have achieved great success for our clients in appeals against both sentence and conviction.

Conviction set aside, and retrial ordered due to unsafe verdict by jury

Fisher Dore appeared for Mr N. He was convicted after trial of one count of indecent treatment, and acquitted on a second count of indecent treatment...

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Sexual offences – appeal against conviction and sentence

Fisher Dore acted for the appellant. He was charged with 23 sexual offences. The appellant was found guilty on counts 1-7, 10, 12, 14, 15-17, 21 and 22. He was found not guilt...

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Dangerous operation causing death

Fisher Dore appeared for Mr S, who was convicted after trial of 1 count of dangerous operation of a vehicle causing the death of two passengers in 2011. He pleaded guilt...

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Conviction for arson and attempted fraud overturned

Fisher Dore appeared for Mr O, who was convicted after trial of arson and attempted fraud of his insurer. He appealed against the convictions on 4 grounds including that a ...

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Grievous bodily harm – application for leave to appeal sentence

Fisher Dore appeared for Mr P, who pleaded guilty to unlawfully doing grievous bodily harm with intent to do grievous bodily harm. He was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment...

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Drug offences – application for leave to appeal against sentence

Fisher Dore acted for Mr T. He pleaded guilty to 1 count of trafficking in dangerous drugs, 11 counts of supplying dangerous drugs and 2 counts of possessing dangerous dr...

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Sexual offences

Fisher Dore appeared for Mr C. He was convicted on his own plea of guilty of 1 count of importing child pornography material, and was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment to b...

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Drug offences – appeal against conviction and sentence

Fisher Dore appeared for Mr R, who was convicted after trial of 1 count of trafficking in the dangerous drug methylamphetamine. He was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonme...

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Reduction in sentence for drug offences. 12 months imprisonment downgraded to probation

Fisher Dore acted for Mr H, who pleaded guilty to 1 count of possession of MDMA, 3 counts of supplying a dangerous drug, and 1 count of possession of money suspected of b...

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People smuggling – appeal against conviction

Fisher Dore appeared for Mr Z. He and two other appellants were convicted of facilitating the bringing to Australia of a group of non-citizens. Mr Z appealed against his c...

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Drug offences – application for leave to appeal against sentence

Fisher Dore appeared for Mr C, who pleaded guilty to a number of drug related offences. The sentencing judge imposed 4.5 years imprisonment on each of 2 of the counts, 15 m...

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Sexual offences – application for leave to appeal against sentence

Fisher Dore appeared for the applicant, who pleaded guilty to 2 counts of rape and 1 count of administering a stupefying drug with intent. He was sentenced on each count to 7 ...

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Drugs – application for leave to appeal against sentence

Fisher Dore appeared for Mr B, who pleaded guilty to 1 count of supplying a dangerous drug. He was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment to be suspended after 9 months, wit...

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People smuggling – Commonwealth appeal

Fisher Dore acted for Mr L, who was pleaded guilty to facilitating the bringing to Australia of a group who were non-citizens and who travelled to Australia without visas...

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Sexual offences – appeal against conviction

Fisher Dore appeared for the appellant who was convicted of rape after trial. The appellant appealed on the grounds that the verdict was unreasonable, the trial judge erred in...

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People smuggling – application for leave to appeal against sentence

Fisher Dore appeared for Mr K, who pleaded guilty to facilitating the bringing to Australia of a group of non-citizens and travelled to Australia without visas. He was se...

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Sexual offences – leave to appeal against sentences – High Court – indefinite sentence

Fisher Dore acted for Mr B. He was sentenced to an indefinite sentence for 5 counts of rape, 1 count of burglary, 1 count of indecent assault and 1 count of grievous bod...

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