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June 19, 2020
Scone Court Report: June 2020

THIS month Magistrate Donnelly voiced his annoyance at L-Plate and P-plate drivers not displaying their plates in an effort to drive faster than the legal speed limit, describing being on learner and provisional licences as like being on parole. During the pandemic, many hearings have been adjourned to help manage the workload of the court. […]

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May 21, 2020
Scone Court Report – May 2020

Magistrate Donnelly dealt with a matter involving a P-plater using their phone for GPS and noted many P-platers may not be aware that under the law they can not use their phone for any purpose while driving a car. Full licence drivers are permitted to use their phones for GPS maps and other functions, if […]

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April 29, 2020
Scone Court Report: April 2020

THE matters heard at Scone Local Court this month were limited due to the pandemic measures in place. All adjourned matters will be reported on when they are heard in court. The matters before Scone Local Court this month included: BURNETT, Emma, a 43 year old from Scone plead guilty to a charge of Disobey […]

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March 26, 2020
Scone Court Report: March 2020

THE matters heard at Scone Local Court this month were limited due to the new pandemic measures in place. All adjourned matters will be reported on when they are heard in court. As part of broader pandemic measures within the judicial and correctional system, more court matters will be adjourned, managed remotely and many people […]

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March 17, 2020
Changes to Scone Local Court Appearances

THE Chef Magistrate of New South Wales has advised of changes to the operation of local courts to limit the number of people attending court in person, due to the coronavirus pandemic. If you have a matter before Scone Local Court tomorrow or Thursday the court advises the following: if you are unwell, do not […]

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February 21, 2020
Scone Court Report: February 2020

ON average one Australian woman is murdered each week by their partner, or former partner. This week the murder of a woman and her three children has made national headlines and in Scone, every month there are an overwhelming number of assaults, stalk/harass intimidate and breach apprehended violence order matters in our own community. Scone.com.au […]

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January 24, 2020
Scone Court Report: January 2020

THIS month Magistrate Donnelly in several matters pointed out references of good character do not carry much weight in crimes relating to domestic violence and driving matters, “as usual there are six or seven references that they are of good character…functioning members of the community…but it’s their driving…this is a serious offence where good character […]

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December 24, 2019
Scone Court Report: December 2019

SCONE.COM.AU will be knocking off between Christmas and the New Year, but before we go we wanted to wish all of our readers a very merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year. Hopefully in 2020 we’ll be reporting on consistent, deep, soaking rain throughout the Upper Hunter, no accidents on our roads or […]

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December 20, 2019
Scone Matters in Muswellbrook Court

TWO Scone related matters were heard in Muswellbrook court today. Peter Charles Burnett, a 59 year old from Muswellbrook presented to court in custody having pled guilty to charges of enter enclosed land not prescribed premises without lawful excuse, five counts of break and enter house etc steal value less than or equal to $60,000, […]

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November 27, 2019
Scone Court Report: November 2019

MATTERS before Scone Local Court in November included the following: ALLEN, John William, a 34 year old from Scone, appeared and pled guilty to charges of drive with low range prescribed concentration of alcohol – second offence and drive motor vehicle during disqualification period- first offence. The offence occurred on Noblet Road, Scone on September […]

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