Assault Charges – Fine, No Conviction

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.

Shaun Pascoe represented our client at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court for the charges of:

  • Intentionally Cause Injury
  • Unlawful Assault

All charges except for the road rule offence of illegally parking a vehicle were withdrawn.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.


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