Intentionally Cause Injury, Recklessly Cause Injury, and Assault Charges

Whilst driving, the client was cut off. He followed victim and a road rage incident ensued.

What is alleged to have occured?
The client followed the victim to a car park and struck with him his fist causing a bloody nose. It was also alleged that he hit him with a tire lever.

The client was charged with:

What happened at court?
The client was apologetic and had sent a written apology to the victim. He had also undergone numerous sessions at an anger management program. The client was married, with a young family and had no prior criminal history.

It was stipulated in his employment contract that the client would have lost his job if he was convicted of these offences.

Bill Doogue represented our client at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court.

What was the result?
All the charges were withdrawn with the exception of the charge of recklessly causing injury. The client was not convicted and placed on a three-month Community-Based Order with a condition that he undertake 40 hours community work.

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