Criminal Damage and Refuse to Leave Private Place – Diversion

Our client was a coach at a sporting club and had a protracted dispute with the board of the club over vicious rumors about him being initiated by another member of the management team. The Police alleged that he attended the home of the president of the sporting club and deliberately damaged the president’s car. Our client had no prior Court history.

Shaun Pascoe represented our client at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court for the charges of Criminal damage and Refuse to leave private place.

The Police did not recommend diversion in the first instance and so an application had to be made to the Police Informant and to a Magistrate. Extensive and impressive testimonials were handed up to the Court in support of the diversion application. Our client received a diversion and thus avoided a criminal record.


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.

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