Corruption has two ends, the head and the tail.
Removing the head makes a big difference which is why there has to be a concerted campaign to sack the Chief Judge. Only the Parliament can do this so lots of letters and emails to the politicians is required. Due to embarrassment he may resign.
Dealing with the tail starts in our Courts directly.
The Police are more likely to act for the perpetrator than the victim as the perpetrator is more likely to pay for Police services. Detective Sgt Ian Roland Claridge asked me to pay and figuring he would ask the perpetrator to pay also I realised I would get nowhere so I then campaigned to have him removed from the investigation.
We must force our Courts to be honest.
Never plead guilty until you have the brief of evidence. It is necessary to make sure everyone knows why they must get the Brief of Evidence before they plead to any charges. When they plead guilty they also plead guilty to what is in that brief of evidence and the punishment will be adjusted to any fabrication and lies in that brief of evidence. The Police do not volunteer the brief of evidence, it must be asked for in writing. Become active in our legal system and go to Courts to hand out this letter to all those facing charges. What is in that brief of evidence goes onto the Police computer and you can be forever persecuted by it as Police become prejudiced against you when they read it. Keep your record accurate. Write lots of letters to the Minister of Police to counter the lies the Police have added to your file. Your letters will go onto your file. (warning - Police can use the information in your letters to make a better fabricated case against you so be careful what you say - do not give them your defence ).
Web resources you should know about. Queensland Court Forms (originals are here so look carefully), Case law database, Queensland Law database, Queensland Legislation. Do your research and read the Act under which you have been charged. Victims can become enraged against their perpetrators and suffer emotional problems and make mistakes by saying wrong things and then getting charged by Police. A visit to a psychiatrist can help - It really does work for many when faced with such corruption. Be aware that your enemy can also use the Mental Health Act against you. Be careful who you talk to because a spy can fabricate a story and have you locked in the Mental Hospital. Psychiatrists will agree to lock you up when your mother dies so your sister can get the family inheritance, or have you declared mentally ill with an administrator appointed to take away all your legal rights and property in legal fees. Domestic violence Applications and Peace and Good Behaviour Act can be used with false accusations to have you charged and your rights removed. If you get in first and get yourself a psychiatrist who is sympathetic to your case you can protect yourself.
After every hearing go to the Court Registry and get a copy of the Magistrate's Order, as later when you need the sealed order for appeal it will often be different. This happened to Geraldine Robertson but because she had a copy of the hand written order the Registry was forced to do it properly. The Fabricated sealed order of Magistrate Bradford-Morgan - a lie to cover up for RSPCA, the hand written order, then the correct order sealed by the Court, Bradford-Morgan's Transcripts was supplied when the Registry was shown Bradford-Morgan's handwritten order. Geraldine Robertson was denied natural Justice by Bradford-Morgan at two mention hearings when she struck out all the evidence and grounds relevant to RSPCA misconduct such as seizing her evidence and losing it, scaring her witnesses away, fabricating a good story for the media - a pack of lies to raise donations from the public.
If you know a secret about a Gestapo type you have a problem. When everyone else knows that secret, the Gestapo type has the problem. Get yourself a web site and tell everyone. Collect as many email addresses as you can and email everyone. Contact other victims on the web and link to their pages and get them to link to your pages to increase your Google rating. Register your web site with the Google Search engine. Cockroaches run for cover when the lights are turned on. Fill Internet forums with the details of your Gestapo type's criminal conduct and bullying. Two months of intensive effort can totally expose them to others who may help fix the problem. To do over a tyrant you must get the bigger tyrant to do it for you. Ensure the bigger tyrant gets the blame for allowing your tyrant to bully you. This will motivate the bigger tyrant to control the situation and, hopefully, punish your tyrant. I have seen corrupt Police forced to resign inside three weeks with the use of this strategy. Ensure your message clearly shows the bigger tyrant is responsible for your tyrant's misconduct .
If you are Guilty Negotiate for a fairer penalty.
Courts are expensive and Magistrates and Prosecution like to get things done quickly. Never talk to the Prosecutor, always talk to the Magistrate. If you tell the Magistrate about the "lies" in the brief of evidence and it is because of those lies your are going to have the matter go to trial. The Police may make concessions to the Magistrate and you can get a fairer penalty. You can even negotiate that penalty by stating if the penalty is less that $???? I will plead guilty to save the Court's time. If after all this the brief of evidence is full of lies and exaggerations you must plead not guilty.
If you are pleading Not Guilty.
On the Appeal the decision is: "with the evidence before him/her could the Magistrate have reasonable made the decision?". It is absolutely necessary to ensure all the evidence makes it into the Magistrates Court. You will need to summons your witnesses to the Court. There are two types of summons. Summons of a witness to give evidence and produce documents, Summons of witness to produce documents to the Court. It is necessary to provide conduct money (money order or bank cheque) for the witness, this is the bus fares or other costs of getting to Court. $20.00 will normally be enough. Keep the record that this conduct money was provided with the summons. The Police, or someone else, may try to interfere with your witness so make sure your witness knows they are not to talk to anyone else, other than you, about the evidence they are to give. The summons to a witness date is the date of trial. The summons to produce documents can be any other date but there is a preference to make it a mention date.
The Summons of witness to produce documents to the Court will only get those documents to the Court (you hope as people lie). To get to see those see those documents you must make an Application to the Court for access to those documents. The Application (Make sure you put in the details of the Court, your details and the prosecution details) with an affidavit. This affidavit is your first opportunity to explain to the Magistrate how you disagree with the prosecution case in their brief of evidence. DO NOT, DO NOT provide the details of your defence to the Court as this gives the Police an opportunity to change their story and tutor their witnesses to strengthen their case against you.
If you lose in the Magistrates Court, appeals against conviction to the District Court are free - always appeal as just appealing costs them time and money and is a punishment for their dishonesty. See below for forms and submissions.
When it comes to the process and you are suffering harassment, or your evidence has been seized or some other nasty thing has happened, you can file an application with an affidavit to the Magistrate to remedy this.
When it comes to your trial you are given an opportunity to cross examine the Prosecution witnesses.
You are up against experts at lying to the Court. Their lies will be based around the truth and only a fool will rely on the truth winning out on the day. When you tell the truth their lies will make you look like a liar and you will lose. One strategy they use is to tell a lie that is irrelevant to the charges but have an emotional charge for you. By getting you to over focus on this lie the Magistrate can make the Statement that "the evidence led by the defence lacked credibility so I dismiss all their evidence as not credible" and then only take into consideration the evidence led by the Prosecution. It becomes your word against theirs and you always lose. You have to be smarter than this.
Analyze their evidence looking for inconsistencies. I have seen examples of a road rage charge where a sedan was lied to have side swiped a van traveling in the same direction causing significant damage and drove away as if nothing had happened. Photos of the van had front right side damage and there was no damage on the left side of the sedan. What really happened was the sedan was escaping from the van and went up a one way street. When leaving that street the van swerved at the sedan and the sedan swerved to avoid an accident and hit a tree causing sedan right side damage. Because this was not properly highlighted to the jury the sedan driver was found guilty. Barristers have a duty to see that the Courts and institutions of Government are held in high repute. Prosecution witnesses will never be charged with perjury because the Courts fear that if the public were to learn they could be charged with perjury the public would not help the Police and this would make the system impossible to operate. Police are never charged with perjury for the reason that if they were there would not be enough people willing to become Police. Barristers are reluctant to expose prosecution lies for the same reasons so being self represented is an advantage if you know what you are doing.
Never accuse the Police or the Police witnesses of lying - this will go against you. Never confront their lies. You have to do better and get them making the admissions themselves.
How to Cross examine witnesses.
When you have a witness in the witness box you own them so do not let them go until you have what you want from them. Always be polite and respectful.
Principles: There are two types of liars.
There are two types of lies.
Autonomic nervous system responses.
Techniques for cross examining lying witnesses
The drill down method.
The switch context method.
At the end of the questioning you you say:
It is always useful to examine how the Police went about collecting their evidence, who, when, where, why, how they interviewed witnesses and why some witness was not called. It is always useful to ask how they became the investigating officer and who made the complaint and when. Since witnesses are tutored and notes are kept the Police notebook is very useful. In a hearing about a car accident the Police Officer said the rubber pad was off the brake and was nowhere to be seen and judging by the condition of the brake the rubber pad had not been there for probably six months. When examining the Police Officer's notebook it clearly said "pad on floor". With this discrepancy the Magistrate found for the Defendant. You always ask to see the Police notebook at the end of the questioning.
Should you lose and the Prosecution witnesses have lied you must appeal as this is a financial punishment for their deceit and there is a chance you could win your appeal.
Years ago my business was robbed by an employee and Ian Roland Claridge was the investigating Police officer. I was suffering Police harassment being pulled over every two weeks and was caused to lose my driver's licence. One day after returning from fixing a customer's computer I had a little 3 inch long screw driver in my pocket and when I was searched I was charged with having an instrument of house breaking. After a 3 day Magistrates Court Trial, a Magistrate who had confessed in a drunken state to a taxi driver that I knew that he made a lot of money from bribes, found me guilty with a $100.00 penalty. I appealed to the District Court and won on the basis that the little screw driver was not an instrument of house breaking.
I was charged properly with driving a car with out a number plate $50 fine. Because of all the previous harassment I had decided I would contest every charge. In the Magistrates Court I negotiated for a no costs order if I Pleaded guilty but the Magistrate bumped the penalty up to $100.00. On the way out the Police cornered me and began abusing me so I Appealed the conviction to the District Court. I had two barristers and two lawyers tied up all day for $100.00 and made it clear I was appealing because of Police Harassment. I lost my Appeal and did not have to pay any costs. That was the last time I was ever charged with another traffic offence by Police who were harassing me.
Appeals against convictions under the Justices Act are on a 222 form 27. Get this form now The District Court cannot make an order for costs. This is your legal submission that no costs should be ordered in your appeal.