Assault – Young Man, Intoxicated

AssaultThis is a case of assault involving a young man who was intoxicated.

Our client was involved in an altercation at an inner city pub. He was charged with unlawfully assaulting someone that was unknown to him. Although the victim did not sustain any ongoing injuries, the charge is serious as it had all the hallmarks of offending that Magistrates are not fond of: young man, intoxication, violence.

Hester Kelly acted on the client’s behalf at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on the charge of Assault.

We fought for the client to be given the opportunity to get a diversion. Diversion was not initially offered but was successfully achieved through negotiation and putting the client’s case to the prosecutors.

The client was young and it was extremely out of character for him. He was also a very hard worker. A permanent criminal record could have impeded his ability to travel and work in the future.


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 01/02/2018