Assault Charges – Fine, No Conviction

This is a case study on assault and driving offences resulting in a withdrawal and fine.

What is alleged to have occured?
It was alleged that our client had followed the complainant to a particular destination and deliberately set out to confront and assault the complainant. When interviewed by the Police, our client disputed the allegations and told the Police that he was acting in defence of another.

What happened at court?
We represented our client at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court for the charges of:

  • Intentionally Cause Injury
  • Unlawful Assault
What was the result? All charges except for the road rule offence of illegally parking a vehicle were withdrawn. During negotiations with the Police, we were able to highlight the deficiencies in the Prosecution case, and the likelihood that a self-defence argument would be successful. Our client held a management position and any conviction for an assault would have had an adverse effect upon his employment and career prospects.

For the illegal parking of his car, our client received a fine without conviction.
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