Attempted Murder, Intentionally Causing Serious Injury

This is a case study on charges of Attempted Murder and Intentionally Causing Serious Injury resulting in the wqithdrawal of all charges.

What is alleged to have occured?
The client was alleged to have taken a person to their farm and then shoot them in the head.

The Police were relying on the evidence of the alleged victim and forensic evidence of bullet cartridges.

What happened at court?
Bill Doogue represented our client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court for the charges of Attempted murder and Intentionally causing serious injury.

Our defence included having private investigators go to the property and provide photos and reports in relation to a number of forensic issues. We obtained statements from other witnesses, not spoken to by the prosecution, who stated that the alleged victim was lying as to who had shot him.

What was the result?
The charges were all withdrawn at committal and costs were paid by the prosecution.

Bill DoogueBill Doogue

Bill has been an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist for over 17 years and a criminal defence lawyer for over 25 years.

Bill specialises in defending corporate crime cases and defending serious sexual offences charges. Bill has expertly and successfully defended high profile, high-pressure cases and is highly respected by the Courts, police and his peers. Bill runs the Melbourne office and enjoys his involvement in advising on the higher level strategy that should be used to defend cases.

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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 25/02/2013