Intentionally Cause Injury, Recklessly Cause Injury, and Unlawful Assault

Our client was alleged to have significantly assaulted his former wife after he was invited to her house to discuss matters related to divorce settlement. There were allegations of numerous blows to the head with fists, banging of head into floorboards, and assault to face and head with a large bottle of brandy.

Andrew George represented our client at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court. The case proceeded to contest with our client pleading not guilty to all charges. These were:

Cross examination of attending doctor showed inconsistencies in injuries and the production of previous court documents showed that similar allegations were made on another occasion but to the Family Court.

All charges were dismissed by the Magistrate without the defence having to put their case. Costs were also ordered against the prosecution.


Andrew GeorgeAndrew George

Andrew has over 25 years experience as a criminal lawyer and has been an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist since 1995. As Partner of Doogue + George, Andrew oversees all matters run out of the Sunshine office as a commitment to ensuring that your case has a proper and fair hearing to ensure the best outcome possible. Andrew has spent most of his career representing Melbourne’s western suburbs and has a commitment to the working people of Victoria. His experience includes providing criminal defence for a client during IBAC's first major prosecution, Operation Fitzroy.

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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