Assault Offences – Adjourned Undertaking
Our client had been charged with multiple assault offences. He had allegedly grabbed his wife by the throat and then pushed her into a wall causing her to suffer a broken collarbone. The client had made admissions to the incident in his record of interview.
We acted on the client’s behalf at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court. The charges were:
Following negotiations with police at the first court date, the police agreed to withdraw the more serious charges of Intentionally Causing Injury and Recklessly Causing Injury. Our client pleaded guilty to one charge of Assault. Submissions were made to the magistrate including that the client had since rekindled his relationship with the victim and that he had enrolled in a Men’s Behavioural Change Program.
The magistrate sentenced our client to an adjourned undertaking to be of good behaviour for 12 months without conviction. The client was extremely happy to have avoided a conviction as this may have jeopardised his employment.
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