Diversion for Unlawful Assault
The client had no priors for assault-related offences although he has very old drug charges. He was also employed in a senior management role in a well known Melbourne establishment.
We provided legal representation at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.
The matter was listed for case conference several months after the date of the alleged offending. During case conference discussions with the prosecution, the prospect of the matter finalising as a diversion was canvassed. The prosecution was persuaded that it was an appropriate case for diversion and the matter then set down for a diversion hearing.
In preparation for the diversion, several quality character references were obtained. During submissions at the diversion hearing, our client’s excellent employment history, the circumstances of the offending, and his good character as evidenced by the references were raised for the magistrate’s consideration.
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