Assault Charges and Criminal Damage – Fine and Adjourned Undertaking

Our client was charged with intentionally causing injury, recklessly causing injury, unlawful assault, and criminal damage.

The complainant in this matter was our client’s girlfriend. The prosecution summary of events contained several contentious and disputed facts which were ultimately withdrawn.

Our client also sought professional assistance through a psychologist and evidence of the counselling sessions attended by our client was placed before the sentencing Magistrate.

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

After negotiations with the Prosecution, the most serious charge of Intentionally cause injury was withdrawn and the case proceeded with a downgraded charge of Recklessly cause injury.

After entering a plea of guilty to Recklessly cause injury and Criminal damage, our client received a fine and was placed on a 12 month Good Behaviour Bond. This result was possible due to the client having an unblemished history, the client’s own proactive steps towards his rehabilitation, and the case having proceeded to a less serious charge (Recklessly cause injury as opposed to Intentionally cause injury).


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