Drugging and Rape | Sex Crime Case Studies

Our client was interviewed by the police in relation to allegations of rape and drugging the complainant.

What is alleged to have occured?
The client and the complainant met through online dating and had slept together following their second date. The complainant, some weeks later, made a statement to the police that the sex was non-consensual. The complainant further alleged that she could not recall most of the night after leaving the restaurant.

What happened at court?
Amelia Ramsay represented the client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.

With detailed instructions from the client, we compiled a written advice in conjunction with the Queen’s Counsel that was delivered to the informant in the matter. The advice set out a comprehensive assessment of the evidence for the drugging and rape allegations which included material provided by the client to dispute the claims of the complainant. We argued that the prosecution ultimately would not succeed and that the client should not be charged.

What was the result?
The informant and authorising officer were persuaded by our advice and the matter did not proceed to charging.

Amelia RamsayAmelia Ramsay

Admitted to practice in 2013, Amelia performs her work with care and professionalism ensuring clients understand the Court process, their charges and that they receive the best possible outcome.

Since joining Doogue + George, Amelia has represented clients in a broad range of indictable offences including, manslaughter (one-punch laws), foreign incursion and terrorism related offences, importation of drugs, cultivation of drugs, and sexual offences. Her work has included trials in the County and Supreme Court, plea hearings and contested committals as well as appeals to the Court of Appeal. Amelia works closely with barristers including briefing Queen’s and Senior Counsel. Amelia also appears regularly at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court and suburban courts as a solicitor advocate.

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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 13/02/2018