Our client was charged with giving false information and making a false statement in connection with applying for the first home owners grant. He had one prior, old but unrelated court appearance. He had promptly paid back the penalty levied for the offence, plus the original grant of funds provided to him pursuant to his application.
The charges he faced were:
Shaun Pascoe represented our client at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court.
The Magistrate was persuaded to impose a without conviction adjourned undertaking, having regard to several factors: the genuine remorse displayed by our client, the early plea of guilty, the absence of similar offences, and most importantly that all funds including the penalty were repaid before the first listing of his case.
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.
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