Domestic Violence – Charges Withdrawn
Our client faced the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court with us acting on his behalf. The charges were:
We were able to make the police obtain a statement from the neighbour who was independent but who was able to confirm that he was called over. He was very uncomfortable but he witnessed our client’s wife being drunk, insulting our client, and being generally provocative and aggressive, laughing at our client and calling him a wuss for needing to call over the neighbour.
We also spoke to our client’s father who told us that he also surreptitiously took photographs of her when she was hitting our client before going to his aid and calling the police. We were able to present this evidence to the prosecution to paint a picture of the reverse of the stereotypical scenario of domestic violence where the male is the aggressor and the female the vulnerable victim. Our client had been the victim of ongoing violence against him by his partner but was too ashamed to admit it.
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