Assault Charges – Accused With Mental Health Issues
The client was charged with the following offences:
Our client was remorseful for his behaviour. He provided a letter of apology to the prosecution at a very early stage, with a suggestion that it be forwarded on to the victim at the Informant’s discretion.
Medical records were obtained from the hospital and from our client’s treating psychologist. These records described the severity of his symptoms upon his admission into the HSA.
The client had also voluntarily sought the treatment of a psychologist following his discharge from hospital. Having obtained a useful and detailed report from our client’s treating psychologist, a written application for diversion was made directly to the prosecution. Attached to these written submissions were the medical reports pertaining to our client.
This was an exceptional result for our client as he avoided a criminal record. Had he been convicted, it would most certainly impede his ability to re-enter the workforce and thus negatively affect his continued rehabilitation.
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 10/01/2018