Unlawful Assault – CCO, No Conviction
Our client was charged with assaulting his wife by kicking and slapping her. They had had an argument the previous night and it continued when they woke in the morning. It resulted in him assaulting her.
The wife then called the police who attended at the home. Our client was interviewed by the police and made full admissions.
Kristina Kothrakis acted on our client’s behalf at the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court.
Cases involving domestic violence are viewed particularly seriously by the Courts. Kristina was able to make submissions surrounding the circumstances of the assault, which arose when the pair were arguing over the wife’s long standing affair with another man. Kristina was able to establish that our client was unlikely to re-offend and was otherwise a gentle and caring person. He is well educated and despite having experienced a decline in his mental health due to the relationship issues which resulted in a loss of employment, he was ready to re-enter the workforce as an employable person.
A conviction would have had a negative effect on his employment prospects. Kristina tendered material to the Court which substantiated the submission. The magistrate imposed a Community Corrections Order and we were ultimately successful in having no conviction recorded against the client.
Kristina strives to achieve the best possible result for all her clients. Skilled, decisive and assertive, Kristina demonstrates dedication, care and professionalism at all times.
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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 10/09/2015