Breaching and Assault Charges
Our client pleaded guilty to one police matter and two breaches of Community Corrections Orders. The police matter involved charges of breaching an intervention order. There had been poor compliance with both Community Corrections Orders and re-sentencing was recommended.
We acted on the client’s behalf at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court. The offences were:
- Criminal Damage
- Use Carriage Service
- Unlawful Assault
We obtained psychological assessments for our client which had been made by Centrelink as well as obtained a psychological report from a forensic psychologist. These documents outlined various mental health issues and explained our client’s poor performance on the Community Corrections Orders.
His Honour sentenced our client to a $500 fine for the new police matter (breaching an intervention order by sending abusive text messages) and to a $500 fine for each of the Corrections Orders. This meant that our client was fined an aggregate amount of $1,500 and he was given time to pay this amount.
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 11/02/2016