Aggravated Burglary Ending Up as Plea in Magistrates Court
Client was initially charged with aggravated burglary, reckless conduct endangering person, criminal damage and a host of assault type charges, including assault police. An altercation took place with the neighbours. She had attended at their home, armed with cups of petrol that she had thrown on the occupants, and their home. She had smashed their windows, and jumped through into their home, brandishing a curtain rod, which she was using in an attempt to strike the occupants.
Negotiations held with the prosecution resulted in the withdrawal of the most serious charges, and significant amendments being made to the summary. The client ultimately pleaded guilty to one charge of burglary, 2 charges of criminal damage, and 2 charges of unlawful assault. An application for summary jurisdiction was successful, and the matter was dealt with in the Magistrates’ Court. She was placed on a 12 month Community Based Order, to perform 120 hours of unpaid community work.
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