Benjamin Goh & Leo Premutico

Benjamin Goh

Studied Law at University of Technology after having completed a degree in genetics and microbiology.

Admitted as a lawyer in 2002.

2002-2003 Employed at the Aboriginal Legal Service.

2003-2008 Employed at a specialist criminal law firm in Sydney.

2008-Current Founder and Partner of Benjamin & Leonardo Criminal Defence Lawyers, specialising in Criminal Law.

Leo Premutico

Studied Law at University of Sydney. Whilst studying Law was employed at a Law firm specialising in Criminal Law 2001- 2004.

Admitted as Lawyer 2005.

2005-2008 Employed at a specialist criminal law firm in Sydney.

2008-Current Founder and Partner of Benjamin & Leonardo Criminal Defence Lawyers, specialising in Criminal Law.

Experience within the Criminal Justice System purely representing people charged with Criminal offences 17 years.

Outline of some recent cases

High Court of Australia

IL v The QUEEN

BREAKING BAD DEFENCE

Supreme Court of New South Wales

GANGLAND MURDERS. The offender to an aggregate non-parole period of 15 years and 9 months commencing on 1 March 2014 and expiring on 30 November 2029. There will be a balance of parole of 5 years and 3 months commencing on 1 December 2029 and expiring on 28 February 2035.

MURDER AND ROBBERY. For the offence of murder, the offender sentenced to imprisonment for 14 years and 8 months consisting of a non-parole period of 11 years commencing on 12 August 2015 expiring on 11 August 2026 with a balance of term of 3 years and 8 months expiring on 11 April 2030. For the offence of armed robbery with wounding sentence Lloyd Edward Haines to a fixed term of imprisonment of 5 years commencing on 12 August 2014 expiring on 11 August 2019.

SUPPLY PROHIBITED DRUG COMMERCIAL QUANTITY

SUPPLY PROHIBITED DRUG ONGOING BASIS

MURDER TRIAL BEFORE A JURY- CLIENT FOUND NOT GUILTY

CONVICTED OF MURDER AT TRIAL. BOTH MEN ACQUITTED ON APPEAL

FIREARM OFFENCES, SENTENCE REDUCED ON APPEAL

CHARGE OF MURDER NEGOTIATED TO ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACT TO MURDER

CHARGE OF MURDER NEGOTIATED DOWNGRADED TO MANSLAUGHTER

District Court Trials 2018

2018 – Client charged with aggravated sexual assault.  Jury-trial Downing Centre District Court. Prior contact between the complainant and the accused including images, WhatsApp messaging and phone calls. Police set up a recorded telephone conversation where the accused made what the Crown lead as admissions to the sexual assault. The complainant didn’t disclose all relevant material to the Prosecution, after significant research was conducted material was located which was put to the complainant in cross examination which raised significant credibility issues. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty.

2018 – Client charged with sexual assault. Jury- trial Downing Centre District Court. Significant contact between the parties, phone downloads including WhatsApp, iPhone notes, snapchat internet search history, history of reading articles connected to the offence. Police set up a recorded conversation between the accused and the complainant.  Medical evidence from an expert relied upon by the Prosecution. Senior Counsel was briefed to appear in this matter. The jury were unable to return a verdict.

2018 – Client charged with dangerous driving causing death and tamper with evidence. Jury trial before Sydney District Court. A number of Prosecution witnesses, expert evidence, a view of the scene of the accident in the presence of the Judge and Jury, recorded interviews and CCTV footage. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty.

Outline of some reported cases

ATTEMPT TO POSSESS a commercial quantity of an unlawfully imported border-controlled drug. Mr Oviedo sentenced to imprisonment consisting of a non-parole period of 3 years and a head sentence of 6 years.

ATTEMPT MURDER. Multiple accused trial before at jury. Involved Rebels motorcycle club. The allegation was the group of males planned to shoot a person associated with the club.

DEAL WITH PROCEEDS OF CRIME

MURDER ALLEGATIONS

MASTERS OF DEFENCE ARTICLE

At Benjamin and Leonardo Criminal Defence Lawyers we take pride in solving our client's criminal legal issues. With over 25 years of combined experience, Benjamin and Leonardo are dedicated to providing our clients with informed and effective legal advice.

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Traffic Offences
Losing your licence can ruin your life. Call us if you are facing the following matters Drink Driving, Dangerous Driving, Speeding or RTA Licence Appeals.

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Court can be a daunting experience, especially when your freedom is at stake. Contact us to discuss any criminal offence, we will provide you with honest and reliable legal advice.

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If you think the penalty you have incurred was too harsh or that you should not have been found guilty, Benjamin & Leonardo can advise you on your appeal rights.

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Who We Are

Benjamin & Leonardo Criminal Defence Lawyers are a Sydney based law firm with an expansive area of practice that services Sydney, local and district courts throughout country New South Wales and Australia. With daily appearances in criminal courts, Benjamin & Leonardo will bring a wealth of experience to your legal matter.

Benjamin & Leonardo volunteer their time as lecturers at the Traffic Offenders Intervention Program, which is now organised by the Attorney General’s Department in conjunction with the various Police Community Youth Clubs in New South Wales. This is a testament to the superior knowledge both partners have in relation to drink driving and all other traffic offences.

The firm’s commitment to the community was recognised by the Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales in 2009 where Benjamin & Leonardo were finalists in the 2009 Justice Awards.

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Set yourself up for success by scheduling a consultation with Benjamin & Leonardo

Regardless if you’re guilty or innocent, if you have already been charged with a criminal offence it is vital that you seek the appropriate representation as soon as possible. Facing these charges alone without the proper expertise can be a stressful time that can be easily avoided.

The team at Benjamin & Leonardo Criminal Defence Lawyers have over 25 years of combined experience to help you get the results that you need. Dealing with criminal law for such a long we have been able to formulate effective strategies to ensure that all of our clients remain as calm as possible and are kept in the loop during all stages of the case.

Our areas of expertise can cover;

  • DUI (Drink Driving)
  • Assault
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Assault
  • Drug related matters
  • Fraud
  • Murder
  • Bail applications
  • Appeals
  • And much more!

Do you need a criminal lawyer in Sydney?

The first step that you should be taking when looking for a criminal lawyer in Sydney is to determine whether you require their assistance. Lessor crimes such as traffic offences may seem insignificant and the extra cost of hiring a criminal lawyer in Sydney is just not worth it.

However, lessor crimes and small offences can still lead to significant fines and extreme measures such as a loss of license and a criminal record. A criminal lawyer in Sydney can save you a lot of money and time if they are able to get you a better sentencing compared to if you went to Court alone.

Benjamin & Leonardo volunteer their free time to lecture at the Traffic Offenders Intervention Program. As of now the program is now organised by the Attorney General’s Department that is in conjunction with various Police Community Youth Clubs in the New South Wales region. Their devotion to the cause is a true testament to the knowledge that both partners share in relation to traffic offences.

Additionally, if you are on trial or are faced with more serious charges such as murder, you want to be sure that you have a professional with years of experience in your corner to help fight for you.

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Have an Insight of What Criminal Defence Lawyers Do

It is legal for individuals in Australia to choose to be their own representation in court; however most people don’t have the skillset or knowledge to do it effectively and in turn end up hurting their case even more. Benjamin & Leonardo are criminal lawyers in Sydney that know the system and have been practicing these types of cases for many years.

When you’ve been to court many times you get an understanding of the atmosphere and how certain types of judges and court rooms act. Being aware of the correct procedures and the preferred actions can give your case a leading edge.

You want to be sure that you’re getting representation that is relevant to your case. Hiring a firm like Benjamin & Leonardo with over 25 years in the criminal law area is a lot more preferable than going for alternatives that specialise in other areas such as family law.

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