Affray Resulting in a Fine

Night OutThis is a case of Affray resulting in a fine.

Our client was involved in a large affray after a night out with friends. He was charged with a number of offences including injury offences and possession of weapons.

Hester Kelly represented him at the Werribee Magistrates’ Court. The charges were:

The client received a significant fine. This was an excellent result as the client was concerned with receiving a prison sentence. He had prior criminal convictions for violent related offending however he had not been before the court for some time. He had turned his life around and had a young family and steady employment.

The result was obtained after careful preparation, including closely reviewing the brief of evidence and CCTV to ascertain what role, if any, the client played in the offending. Negotiations were undertaken with the prosecution to withdraw the more serious charges.

During the court hearing, it was highlighted to the magistrate that there was a vast difference in the role and in the length of the client’s involvement in the offence as compared to others. This, along with a thorough understanding of the client’s personal circumstances, enabled this result. Affray resulting in a fine, not to mention the other charges, was an excellent result in this case given the circumstances.

 


Hester KellyHester Kelly

Hester is based at our Melbourne office and was admitted to practice in 2014. She previously worked as an Associate to Judge Howard in the County Court of Victoria and was also a solicitor advocate at another Melbourne criminal law firm before becoming a member of Doogue + George.

Hester graduated with First Class Honours in Law in 2012 from Monash University, with a degree in Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws. She completed two internships at the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law and has volunteered with the HIV/Aids Legal Centre in Melbourne.

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