Intentionally Cause Injury – Suspended Sentence

The client was involved in a glassing at the MCG where he hit a security guard with a beer glass. This resulted in a laceration and bruising to the security guards face. The client was charged with Intentionally cause injury, Recklessly cause injury, and Unlawful assault x 2.

The client ultimately pleaded guilty to intentionally cause injury and all other charges were withdrawn. This plea breached a suspended sentence that was imposed for a violence-related incident.

We represented the client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.

The magistrate was convinced that exceptional circumstances were made out on the basis of a recently diagnosed acquired brain injury, a sick child the pending birth of a third child.

The client was convicted and sentenced to 5 months, wholly suspended for a period of 12 months.


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