Diversion for Theft From a Supermarket
We provided legal representation for the accused at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court.
We tendered material at our client’s diversion hearing which demonstrated that our client had engaged in a course of psychological counselling in the period after his arrest. The client also had an excellent employment history and several testimonials were indicative of the offending being out of character.
Through the case conference processing, a prosecutor was persuaded that it was entirely proper for our client to be given the opportunity to avoid a criminal history.
- The accused appropriated property belonging to another;
- The accused did so with the intention of permanently depriving the other of the property; and
- The accused acted dishonestly.
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