Indecent Assault – Dismissed | Sex Crime Case Studies

This is a case study on a charge of Indecent Assault. Dismissed case also included the charge of Unlawful Assault having been struck out and the client not getting subjected to sex offender registration.

What is alleged to have occured?
Our client attended a gathering at a friend’s house. He was intoxicated when he arrived with his girlfriend at the party. During the night, he went outside to get some air as he was feeling unwell. The complainant went outside to see if he was alright. She alleged that he pulled her down onto the ground next to him and straddled her. She told the police that he put a hand around her neck and grabbed her breast under her clothing.

The client was interviewed by the police and was charged with Indecent Assault and Unlawful Assault. The allegations were denied by the client.

What happened at court?
Amelia Ramsay represented him at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court and got the charges of Indecent Assault dismissed.

The matter resolved during the contested hearing. We were able to secure a recommendation for diversion and the magistrate agreed that the client was suitable for the program. The client was required to write a letter of apology to the complainant and a letter of gratitude to the police. He was also required to complete a Men’s Behaviour Change Program.

What was the result?
Following successful completion of the conditions, the charge of Indecent Assault was dismissed along with the charge of Unlawful Assault. The client was able to avoid a criminal record. Additionally, registration on the Sex Offender Register was discretionary in this matter and the client was able to avoid any outcome that would subject him to a registration.

Amelia RamsayAmelia Ramsay

Admitted to practice in 2013, Amelia performs her work with care and professionalism ensuring clients understand the Court process, their charges and that they receive the best possible outcome.

Since joining Doogue + George, Amelia has represented clients in a broad range of indictable offences including, manslaughter (one-punch laws), foreign incursion and terrorism related offences, importation of drugs, cultivation of drugs, and sexual offences. Her work has included trials in the County and Supreme Court, plea hearings and contested committals as well as appeals to the Court of Appeal. Amelia works closely with barristers including briefing Queen’s and Senior Counsel. Amelia also appears regularly at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court and suburban courts as a solicitor advocate.

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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 29/01/2018