Dismissing Multiple Assault Charges
This is a case study on dismissing multiple assault charges.
The client was charged with numerous assault charges against his ex-partner. It was alleged that the complainant attended our client’s home under the premise of collecting some belongings at the property and when she refused to leave, the police alleged that our client assaulted the complainant.
Our client instructed that he did not assault her, and that he was only trying to get her to leave when she sat down refusing to leave despite having already located what she came for. The client also instructed that he did use reasonable force to try to get the complainant out the door.
The complainant obtained medical information claiming that our client had broken her rib.
Amelia Ramsay represented the client at the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court. The charges were:
We conducted negotiations with the prosecutor indicating that we had a lawful defence to the allegations. We also highlighted the weaknesses in their case, namely that the complainant was neither credible nor reliable. The medical statements obtained demonstrated that the broken rib appeared 10 days after the incident and was not present when she was examined one day after the incident.
The prosecutor agreed to withdraw all charges against our client which eventually led to the magistrate dismissing all multiple assault charges.
Since joining Doogue + George, Amelia has represented clients in a broad range of indictable offences including, manslaughter (one-punch laws), foreign incursion and terrorism related offences, importation of drugs, cultivation of drugs, and sexual offences. Her work has included trials in the County and Supreme Court, plea hearings and contested committals as well as appeals to the Court of Appeal. Amelia works closely with barristers including briefing Queen’s and Senior Counsel. Amelia also appears regularly at the Melbourne Magistrates' Court and suburban courts as a solicitor advocate.
Check out Amelia's profile to know more about her legal background and specialisations.
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 23/07/2018