Diversion for Prohibited Weapon Offences
The client was terrified because he had never been charged with a criminal offence before. Fortunately, the police gave him a diversion notice. Diversion is a fantastic opportunity to avoid a criminal record. The client approached us to assist him with his diversion application.
- Possess Prohibited Weapon
- Use Prohibited Weapon
- Purchase Prohibited Weapon
We also helped the client gather character references, which showed that this offence was an isolated incident. Further, we encouraged him to get a mental health plan and see a counsellor because he had been through a traumatic upbringing.
On the day of the court hearing, we attended the diversion interview with the client and helped him explain his story to the diversion coordinator.
The client was incredibly relieved that the application for diversion for prohibited weapon offences was granted. He had avoided a criminal record which would have impacted his prospects of future employment and his ability to travel. He was grateful to have been given a second chance.
- The accused had a prohibited weapon.
- The accused did not have an exception under section 8B of the Act.
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 18/09/2019