Community Corrections Order for Family Violence

Family ViolenceThis is a case study on Community Corrections Order for family violence.

The incident leading to the case is about a significant family violence matter between a husband and wife. The wife was hospitalised with significant injuries and the incident took place in the presence of their young child, who attempted to intervene. Our client had been refused bail and was in custody awaiting the outcome of the matter. He had no prior history of offending.

Brent Casey represented the client at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court.

The matter resolved at an early stage – in part due to negotiations with the police which saw the most serious charge (Recklessly Causing Serious Injury) withdrawn. As a final step in the resolution, submissions were made to the magistrate, who ultimately released the client immediately and declared the 14 days he had spent on remand as sufficient in all the circumstances.

A treatment only Community Corrections Order for family violence was also imposed to assist the client upon his release.


Brent CaseyBrent Casey

Brent is based in our Broadmeadows office and has over 10 years experience in Criminal Law. An Accredited Criminal Law Specialist, Brent works hard to protect the rights of his clients and present their cases diligently and determined to get the best possible result.

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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 12/07/2018