Assault Charges and Criminal Damage – Fine

Our client a young adult and had no prior court history. The complainant was his former girlfriend. It was alleged that our client punched his girlfriend multiple times after consuming a quantity of alcohol and having smoked marijuana. There were other aggravating facts that were disputed by our client.

He was charged with the following offences:

  • Intentionally cause injury
  • Recklessly cause injury
  • Unlawful assault
  • Criminal damage

Shaun Pascoe represented our client at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court.

After discussions with the Prosecutor, the offences of intentionally cause injury and one charge of criminal damage were withdrawn. Other contentious aspects of the prosecution summary were also clarified. Our client entered a plea of guilty at a relatively early stage and a significant period of time had elapsed from the date of the offence to the date of hearing without our client further offending.

For the offences of Recklessly cause injury and one charge of Criminal damage, our client entered a plea of guilty and was convicted and fined.


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