Daniel Shestowsky, Senior Associate

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Daniel is a Senior Associate and the Office Manager of our GTC Lawyers Blacktown Office. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics from Macquarie University. Daniel was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales as a lawyer after completed his Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at The College of Law. Daniel was also admitted as a solicitor to the High Court of Australia.
Daniel has a particular interest and expertise in criminal law. Daniel has appeared in the District Court, Local Court and Children’s Court of New South Wales in a variety of complex criminal matters. Daniel is particularly adept at representing clients in drug and domestic violence matters.
Daniel believes firmly in being an honest, driven advocate for his clients and has achieved success both inside and outside the courtroom for his clients. Daniel also has experience in Family Law, Civil Law and Immigration Law.

In his spare time, Daniel loves either watching or playing soccer or enjoying the many fine restaurants Sydney has to offer.

Accreditations & Memberships

  • Member of the Law Society of NSW

Success Stories and Publications

No Conviction For Three Possession Charges

Our Senior Associate Mr Daniel Shestowsky represented a 20-year-old male at Penrith Local Court in relation to three charges of drug possession after our client was arrested at the Defqon 1 music festival in Penrith.

Our client was found by drug detection dogs and accompanying Police to be in possession of small quantities of three different types of drugs and was charged with three counts of Possess Prohibited Drug.

The maximum penalty for each of these charges is 2 years imprisonment. Our client, who had never been before a Court before, faced the prospect of a criminal record because of these offences, possibly hampering his future employment prospects and his ability to travel.

After Mr. Shestowsky’s carefully drafted sentence submissions and persuasive advocacy before the Court, the Magistrate ultimately chose to deal with all three matters by way of Good Behaviour Bonds without recording a criminal conviction.

This result was achieved by our team thoroughly providing a background of our client’s personal circumstances to the Court, with particular emphasis on his prior good character and his low risk of reoffending. Our client was able to avoid a criminal conviction and the stigma that comes with potentially disclosing that to future employers or immigration officials.

This case illustrates the importance of quality representation, thorough preparation and persuasive advocacy in the Court room. It highlights the value of lawyers such as our Mr Shestowsky can have on your case!

Not Guilty for Charges of Property Destruction

Daniel Shestowsky represented a 35 year old man at the Sutherland Local Court on in relation to charges of Destroy/Damage Property and Steal from Dwelling. A charge of Break and Enter was withdrawn by the Prosecutor on the day of hearing.

The case involved a trespass at a development site.  Copper wire worth $1,320 was stolen and not recovered.  There was extensive damage to several units on the property, equating to over $30,000.

There were no witnesses, however during the investigation the police found a DNA spatter on an empty paint can that had been emptied all over the basement of the development site. That DNA spatter matched our client’s DNA.

Our client was initially charged with Break and Enter and Commit Serious Indictable Offence as well as Destroy or Damage property. We drafted representations to the Police that resulted in the withdrawal of the Break and Enter charge.

Our client pleaded not guilty to the remaining charges and the matter went to hearing. The prosecution case was a circumstantial one and through our solicitor Daniel Shestowsky’s submissions, we established inherent doubts in the prosecution case and our client was found not guilty of both remaining charges.

This result was achieved by preparing the case thoroughly.  We paid careful attention to the evidence that the prosecution had presented and judiciously formulated our argument to highlight to the Magistrate the holes in the case against our client. We relied on case law to support the complexities involved in a circumstantial case and we diligently put these before the Court.

This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Daniel Shestowsky who thoroughly goes through the evidence and the case theory of the Prosecution case in order to put forward the best and most judicious representation of our clients.

Testimonials

by P. Smallwood via Google
Daniel Shetowsky was very thorough and professional.He knows what he is talking about. Daniel represented me at Burwood Court today. We got the desired outcome and won our case. First offence Drink Driving low range 0.05. No record or fine. 6 months good behavior bond. Very happy with the result. Thanks Daniel. I would have no hesitation in recommending you.
by Matt H. via Google
Would like to thank Daniel for all his work he has done over the last couple of months, we are so glad he represented us and the outcome was so much better then expected. Highly recommended. Thank you once again.
by Lauren S. via Google
She was perfect 👍👍 thank you so much for your help
by R. Becker via Google
Fast responsiveness (called on a Sunday afternoon), had meeting with my assigned lawyer on the Tuesday, legal matter resolved in my favour by Friday afternoon.
by Noel N. via Google
I very much appreciate the services rendered to me by my lawyer. The first meeting was fabulous! Communication between my lawyer regarding the case and progress has been exceptional good. I don't know what was going to happen without him. Very much appreciated indeed.
by Fiona U. via Google
I have dealt with a few lawyers in the past, but they always managed to have me walk out of their office feeling more negative than positive, wondering if you made the right decision in choosing the one you did, but with Go To Court Lawyers, I walked away feeling a winner right from the start. They were extremely caring toward my problem, and they dealt with it as quickly and as professionally as possible, with fantastic results. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
by R. Norris via Google
We’d like to thank the team for being so wonderful and dedicated to their jobs. Very helpful, patient and always found an answer for our questions/concerns. Couldn't be happier with the service.
by P. Remedies via Google
Made me feel as though they were  in control of the situation. Very good communication also.

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