Assault and Driving Charges – Fine

The Prosecution alleged that our client had intentionally stalked the complainant and behaved in a threatening manner. Our client always maintained his innocence with respect to the serious indictable charge. The complainant himself had also been guilty of previous discreditable conduct and this information was on the public record. Our client had no prior court history.

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

  • Stalking
  • Unlawful Assault
  • Careless Driving

Through a process of negotiation with the Prosecution, all charges were withdrawn except for a single offence of careless driving. It was obvious that the complainant would have credibility difficulties in the event that the case proceeded to a contested hearing. It was doubtful that the requisite elements to Stalking and the assault charges could be established on the evidence of the complainant and the other Prosecution witnesses.

Our client gave instructions to plead guilty to the careless driving offence and was issued a fine. Importantly, no orders were made against his licence.


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