Aggravated Burglary Trial in the County Court

The client was charged with aggravated burglary (with an offensive weapon), burglary and theft, as well as causing serious injury. It related to a ‘run through’ on a residential premises. The only witness claimed that he recognised the client by his distinctive voice.

We represented the client at the Melbourne County Court.

The case ran as a trial, with the client pleading not guilty to all charges. The witness was cross-examined at length about his recognition of the client, and provided varying accounts. At the conclusion of the evidence the jury was sent out to deliberate. They returned a verdict of not guilty on all counts.


Shaun PascoeShaun Pascoe

Shaun is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist and a partner of the firm. Shaun runs the Heidelberg branch of Doogue + George.

He is an experienced criminal law solicitor and works hard to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients. Shaun handles indictable and summary criminal offences and is an expert at criminal defence for both contested and non-contested cases.

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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 25/02/2013