Good Behaviour Bond for Obscene Exposure

This is a case resulting in a good behaviour bond for Obscene Exposure and a Stalking charge getting withdrawn.
Our client was a government employee with no criminal record. He was charged with a number of offences including Stalking. The matter was case conferenced and the case resolved to a single charge of Obscene Exposure, with the Stalking charge being withdrawn as it was clearly not an appropriate charge. Prior to the plea hearing, an expert report was obtained specifically addressing risk factors and likelihood of reoffending. This report was of great assistance during the plea hearing.
Hester Kelly acted on the client’s behalf at the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court.

The matter proceeded as a plea of guilty and our client ultimately received a good behaviour bond without a conviction. This was an excellent result as the client was particularly concerned with having a conviction recorded for his future employment prospects.
The prosecution submitted that the client should receive a Community Corrections Order and be placed on the Sex Offender Registry. Ms Kelly resisted both of those submissions and was successfully able to advocate for a good behaviour bond for Obscene Exposure. Further, the client was not placed on the register. The provision of an expert report greatly assisted the court in coming to the decision not to place the client on the register. Being a registered sex offender would have been disastrous for the client both professionally and personally.

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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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