Downgrading Injury Charges to Unlawful Assault
Dee Giannopoulos acted on the client’s behalf at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. The charges were:
Our solicitors negotiated the charges with the prosecution down to an Unlawful Assault as there was no medical evidence provided to support an injury charge. An application was put forward for diversion. The prosecution agreed to recommend our client for diversion because of his age and lack of prior convictions.
We advised our client that he should consider undertaking an anger management course as well as counselling for alcohol misuse. Our client agreed that, whether he was successful in diversion or not, these courses would educate him and make him all the better for it. He did engage in the courses and obtained certificates of completion which were provided to the court at the diversion hearing.
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 22/05/2018