Intentionally Cause Injury Contested Hearing at the Magistrates’ Court

Client was charged with intentionally causing injury to his employer during a dispute over work practices.

We represented the client at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court for the charge of Intentionally Cause Injury.

The matter proceeded as a contested hearing with the client asserting that he acted in self-defence. Following cross-examination of the employer, and witnesses to the alleged assault (in which the client received injuries himself), the Magistrate agreed that the client had acted in self-defence. The charges against the client were struck out and costs ordered against the Victoria Police.


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