Good Behaviour Bond Without Conviction for Theft

This is a case that resulted in a good behaviour bond without conviction for Theft.

What is alleged to have occured?
Our client had stolen approximately $10,000 from his employer over the course of three months. His employer found out about it and he was charged with 9 charges of Theft.

What happened at court?
We represented the client at the Moorabbin Justice Centre.

Prior to the court, the matter was summary case conferenced with the prosecution and they agreed to roll all the charges into a single charge of Theft. Submissions were then made to the magistrate as to the extenuating circumstances relating to the offending: our client’s difficult financial position, his mental health, and his child’s sickness.

The magistrate was persuaded that the offending was out of the ordinary for the client and was a result of a number of factors. The positive steps that our client had taken to change his life were also noted, including the fact that it was his first appearance before the court and that he clearly has excellent prospects of rehabilitation.

What was the result?
The client ultimately received a good behaviour bond without conviction for the theft and was ordered to pay restitution to his employer. This was an excellent result as the client particularly did not want to receive a conviction as he was studying and has plans to work in the financial industry. At the time the offending took place, the client was under a huge amount of stress due to financial pressure, an unwell family member, and mental health concerns.
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 12/04/2017