Criminal Damage and Assault Charges – Acquitted

criminal damage and assault chargesOur client allegedly assaulted and damaged her mother’s property. She was charged with the following:

The matter was contested and went to a contest. It was heard at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court.

The evidence on initial review was very strong against our client. Both the victim and the independent witness gave evidence that our client assaulted the victim and also smashed the three windows with a weapon.

In cross examination, we were able to discredit both witnesses and we called both our client and her partner to give evidence that contradicted that given by the Prosecution witnesses.

Our client was acquitted of the charges and was also awarded costs by the Magistrate as agreed with the prosecutor.

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 13/07/2015