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Adjourned Undertaking for Attempted Robbery and Threats to Inflict Serious Injury

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.
Alex Turner represented the client at the Sunshine Children’s Court. The charges were Attempted Robbery and Threats to Inflict Serious Injury.
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.
Elements of Threats to Inflict Serious Injury:

  • The accused made a threat to the victim to inflict serious injury upon either the victim or another person.
  • The accused either intended the victim to fear that the threat would be carried out; or was reckless as to whether or not the victim would fear that the threat would be carried out.
  • The threat was made without lawful excuse

Alex TurnerAlex Turner

Alex was admitted to practice in 2016 and has since been practising exclusively in criminal defence law. He is an experienced solicitor advocate who handles criminal cases at any Victorian court.

Alex ensures that his clients understand the law that applies to their circumstances. He helps them make sound decisions geared to achieving the best possible result in court.

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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