Affray Resulting in a Fine

This is a case of Affray resulting in a fine.

What is alleged to have occured?
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.

What happened at court?
We represented him at the Werribee Magistrates’ Court. The charges were:

Careful preparation was carried out 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 us to obtain a good outcome.

What was the result?
The client received a significant fine. Affray resulting in a fine, not to mention the other charges, was an excellent result in this case given the circumstances, and also especially that 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.

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