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Indecent Assault and Successful Contested Hearing

This is a case study on an offence of Indecent Assault resulting the in accused being acquitted of the charge.
Our client was a taxi driver. He allegedly committed an Indecent Assault but he denied the allegations. The case did not resolve at contest mention. A conviction or finding of guilt would have resulted in client losing his registration, and the collapse of a business he had been operating successfully for 15 years.
Shaun Pascoe represented the client at the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court.

Shaun demonstrated through calling character evidence on behalf of his client and drawing the court’s attention to various inconsistencies in the prosecution case, that the Magistrate could not be satisfied beyond reasonable doubt as to the client’s guilt.
Shaun secured an acquittal for the client. Further, Shaun successfully argued that the prosecution pay the client’s costs in the sum of $4080.

Shaun PascoeShaun Pascoe

Shaun is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist and a partner of the firm. Shaun runs the Heidelberg branch of Doogue + George.

He is an experienced criminal law solicitor and works hard to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients. Shaun handles indictable and summary criminal offences and is an expert at criminal defence for both contested and non-contested cases.

Visit Shaun’s profile to read more about his background and experience.

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