Historic Sex Case – Good Behaviour Bond

This is a case study on a historic matter involving charges of Indecent Assault and Indecent Act with 16 – 17 year old.

What is alleged to have occured?
This was a historic sex matter occurring over 30 years ago. The offender, who was very young at the time, offended against a young relative.

When he was interviewed he made full admissions.

What happened at court?
Bill Doogue represented the client at the Melbourne County Court for the following charges:

We had very strong psychological material that was presented to the Judge and there was also precedent from the Court of Appeal that assisted us in relation to the issue of a young offender being sentenced many years later.

What was the result?
The Judge sentenced the client to an adjourned undertaking for two years to be of good behaviour.

This was a good result as any indecent assault matter that ends up in the County Court potentially carries with it a prison term.

Bill DoogueBill Doogue

Bill has been an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist for over 17 years and a criminal defence lawyer for over 25 years.

Bill specialises in defending corporate crime cases and defending serious sexual offences charges. Bill has expertly and successfully defended high profile, high-pressure cases and is highly respected by the Courts, police and his peers. Bill runs the Melbourne office and enjoys his involvement in advising on the higher level strategy that should be used to defend cases.

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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 25/02/2013