Family Violence – Withdrawn

This is a case involving an allegation of family violence resulting in the charge being withdrawn.
Our client was charged with some serious family violence offences. He was a young man with no prior involvement with the criminal justice system. He strenuously denied the allegations and it was a ‘word’ on ‘word’ case.
Hester Kelly acted on the client’s behalf at the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court on the charge of Assault.
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called in court, the prosecution formally made an application to withdraw the charge and the magistrate marked it as withdrawn and struck out.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 The charge related to family violence was withdrawn and our client remains to have no criminal record.

Hester KellyHester Kelly

Hester is based at our Melbourne office and was admitted to practice in 2014. She previously worked as an Associate to Judge Howard in the County Court of Victoria and was also a solicitor advocate at another Melbourne criminal law firm before becoming a member of Doogue + George.

Hester graduated with First Class Honours in Law in 2012 from Monash University, with a degree in Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws. She completed two internships at the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law and has volunteered with the HIV/Aids Legal Centre in Melbourne.

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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 09/08/2017