Aggravated Burglary Plea of Guilty in County Court

The client was charged with Aggravated Burglary (intention to assault). The charge was too serious to be heard in the Magistrates Court.

Shaun Pascoe appeared in the Melbourne County Court for a plea of guilty to the above charges.

Shaun was able to argue against the imposition of an immediate term of imprisonment, by drawing the Court’s attention to the substantial rehabilitation his client was undergoing since the commission date of the offence.

Despite the seriousness of the charge and the circumstances in which the offence was allegedly committed, several charges were withdrawn as the result of pre-hearing negotiations with the Director of Public Prosecutions. Shaun was able to persuade the Judge to facilitate a sentence which fostered his client’s continued rehabilitation.

The client received a 15 month wholly suspended sentence in combination with a Community Based Order.


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.

Visit Shaun's profile to read more about his background and experience.

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