Intentionally Cause Injury – Successful Diversion Application

Client was charged with intentionally cause injury. The Magistrate had refused the application for diversion initially on the grounds that the charge and circumstances of offending were too serious. Client was a taxi-driver, and the incident which gave rise to the offences occurred during at the Melbourne Airport. A conviction for any assault charges would result in his client losing his registration to drive taxis.

Shaun Pascoe represented the client at the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court.

After lengthy submissions, the Court was persuaded to place his client on a diversion, thereby enabling client to continue working as a taxi-driver.


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