Family Violence – Accused With Mental Health Issues
The client has a long history of violent offending (not all domestic violence) and his last four court appearances all relate to domestic violence against the same partner (his wife).
We acted on the client’s behalf at the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court on charges of:
The client had been doing well with rehabilitation (behavioural modification therapy) but has mental health issues that were previously undiagnosed. This was worsened by illicit drug use which he previously was not admitted to.
We were able to obtain psychological material which went to his dire mental health at the time of the offending; and this resulted in the client being admitted as an inpatient in a psychiatric unit. There were also positive changes afoot which had led to our client and his partner co-parenting despite no longer being a couple.
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 12/02/2018