Family Violence Charges – Withdrawn

This is a case study on family violence charges getting withdrawn.
Our client had been charged with family violence offences. The charges were Threats to Kill, Assault, and Unlawful Assault With a Weapon all of which were allegedly committed against his mother.
We represented the client at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court.

The matter proceeded to a case conference. We pointed out that the police had not obtained a statement from the client’s mother and had insufficient evidence to prove the charges.
Following further discussions at the contest mention, all the family violence charges were withdrawn. This was a great result especially that the police rarely withdraw charges related to family violence.

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 20/11/2017