Contesting False Imprisonment, Assault Charges, and Breach FVIO

Family ViolenceThis is a case that involves contesting False Imprisonment, assault charges, and Breach FVIO.

Our client was charged with the following offences against his daughter:

The allegations levelled against our client were that our client had prevented his daughter from leaving his home during a heated argument. It was alleged that the client then viciously assaulted his daughter during this argument.

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

The allegations were denied at the earliest interview, and the matter proceeded through case conference, contest mention, and finally contested hearing. The prosecution case was deficient in that a key witness was not interviewed at an early stage. There were also problems in so far as there was no medical evidence of injury.

A successful defence was achieved for our client. He was found not guilty on all charges which is an excellent outcome for contesting False Imprisonment, assault charges, and Breach FVIO. A finding of guilt for these offences would have necessitated a term of imprisonment to be served.


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 20/12/2017