Burglary, Breach IO, and Assault Charges – CCO

burglary, theft, and unlawful assault with a weaponOur client was charged with burglary, theft, unlawful assault, unlawful assault with a weapon, and breach family safety notice. After discussions with the prosecution at a case conference, the charges of unlawful assault and unlawful assault with a weapon were withdrawn.

The summary of facts presented by the prosecution was that our client and his former girlfriend had re-united after a period of separation. Following an episode of what the complainant subsequently described to the police as controlling behaviour, a family safety notice was served on our client. The notice set out that he was prohibited from returning to the complainant’s address.

Shaun Pascoe represented the client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.

Our client provided instructions at the plea hearing that he did in fact return to the complainant’s home in breach of the family safety notice and took several personal items belonging to the complainant which were subsequently returned to her.

Following a detailed plea in mitigation, the Magistrate imposed a Community Corrections Order for 15 months, with 150 hours of unpaid community work over that period. The Magistrate further ordered our client to complete the Men’s Behaviour Change Program.


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 07/05/2015