Diversion for Casino Theft

diversion for casino theftOur client went to Crown Casino and placed bets on the Baccarat table. It was alleged that whenever she lost, she would pick her chips up and run from the casino. She went back on 4 more occasions and did exactly the same thing. On the fifth occasion, she was arrested and charged with Theft of $8K from Crown Casino.

Doogue + George acted on the client’s behalf at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.

For this case, we successfully obtained a diversion for casino theft which is a good result.

To achieve this result, we had to talk to the police into signing the form. We assisted the client to be well-prepared – got psychological reports and obtained references. We carefully examined these reports, tied them to the offending, and ultimately looked into understanding why the client was able to commit the allegations. We also pointed out what the impact of a conviction would be on her. We worked out an effective way to convey all this to the magistrate.


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 26/07/2016