Assault Charges – Youth Offender

assault charges youth offenderOur client was charged with a number of violent offences against a prisoner in the Loddon prison facility. The victim suffered cuts and bruising and was taken to Bendigo Hospital for treatment. There were only a limited number of people in the unit at the time the alleged offences occurred.

Hester Kelly represented the client at the Castlemaine Magistrates’ Court. The offences involved were:

The client pleaded guilty to Unlawful Assault which is the most appropriate charge.

Negotiations took place with the prosecution and it was indicated that the matter would proceed to a contested hearing. The prosecution indicated that they would be prepared to withdraw all other charges and proceed only on the charge of Unlawful Assault. The magistrate advised that he would give a sentence indication on this basis and based on submissions as our client’s age (a youth offender), his difficult upbringing, and his current rehabilitation.

Ultimately a fine of $750 dollars was imposed.


Hester KellyHester Kelly

Hester is based at our Melbourne office and was admitted to practice in 2014. She previously worked as an Associate to Judge Howard in the County Court of Victoria and was also a solicitor advocate at another Melbourne criminal law firm before becoming a member of Doogue + George.

Hester graduated with First Class Honours in Law in 2012 from Monash University, with a degree in Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws. She completed two internships at the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law and has volunteered with the HIV/Aids Legal Centre in Melbourne.

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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 15/07/2016