This is a case study on a sentence of adjourned undertaking for Attempted Robbery and Threats to Inflict Serious Injury.
Our client was a 17-year old child who was charged with an attempted armed robbery whilst undertaking a diversion period from the Children's Court for the same type of offending. This offending, which was objectively extremely serious, puts our client at a great risk of receiving a period of youth detention.
The matter returned after a 3-month deferral of sentence. The deferral was done in order for the client to be able to engage with Youth Justice and monitor his rehabilitation progress. Alex was ultimately able to keep the client out of youth detention when his Honour, after reading the overwhelmingly positive report from the client's worker, finally sentenced the client to an adjourned undertaking (good behaviour bond) for a period of 12 months.
An adjourned undertaking for Attempted Robbery and Threats to Inflict Serious Injury is an excellent result. The only condition of the bond was for the client to engage with Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) as directed by YSAS. But most importantly, his Honour did not convict the client. This outcome was made possible through Alex's meticulous preparation in terms of collating reports and character references, constant client contact, and contact with the client's Youth Justice worker to ensure that things were still progressing well.
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DISCLAIMER: This is a real case study of an actual case from our files. Details pertaining to the client have been changed to protect their privacy. The sentence imposed and the charge have not been altered. These case studies are published to demonstrate real outcomes and give an indication of possible tariffs in Court. We do not guarantee a similar case on these charges will get the same result. Please note that we post results at our discretion, therefore while many case studies are average results, others are notable for their exceptional outcomes. PUBLISHED 24/05/2018