Diversion for Assault

AssaultThis is a case study on diversion for Assault.

Our client had been charged with assaulting a bouncer at a Melbourne nightclub. He had allegedly punched the bouncer in the face and the bouncer had bruising and a sore jaw. The client had one prior criminal matter for which he had previously received a fine for criminal damage.

We represented the client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court for the charge of Unlawful Assault.

We applied for diversion. Following submissions and hearing the evidence from the client’s mother, his Honour granted our application for diversion for the Assault charge. This means that the assault will not be on the client’s criminal history.

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 10/11/2017