Family Violence – Withdrawn

This is a case involving charges related to family violence that got withdrawn. The matter was heard at the Magistrates’ Court and we acted as criminal defence lawyer for the accused.

What is alleged to have occured?
Our client was alleged to have committed some serious family violence offences. This makes it an especially notable case considering the view of the courts towards family violence matters. However, it must be noted that the accused was a young man with no prior involvement with the criminal justice system. He strenuously denied the allegations and, in fact, the  circumstances of the offending makes it a ‘word’ on ‘word’ case.

What happened at court?
We acted on the client’s behalf at the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court on the charge of Assault. This matter turned out to be a successful criminal defence case of family violence that got withdraw. This was achieved by making a thorough evaluation of all available evidence and making reasonable submissions based on what we’ve found.

What was the result?
After much discussion between the prosecutor and the lawyer, the prosecution agreed to withdraw all charges against the client. When the matter was called in court, the prosecution formally made an application to withdraw the charge and the magistrate marked it as withdrawn and struck out.

This is the best outcome in a criminal matter as the client is now able to go on with his life. The charge related to family violence was withdrawn and our client remains to have no criminal record.
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 09/08/2017