Assault – Diversion
We acted on the client’s behalf at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court
Our client had previously been granted diversion in 2011 for cultivating cannabis, and so the informant had initially said that he would not offer the client a second opportunity at diversion. However, we engaged in discussions with a police prosecutor who ultimately agreed to offer our client diversion. When the police agreed that diversion was appropriate, we still had to convince the magistrate. We filed written submissions in support of the diversion application and attached copies of medical material indicating that our client had been suffering from an acute stress disorder in the weeks preceding the assaults.
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