Make False and Misleading Statement – Adjourned Undertaking

This is a case study on criminal offences related to false statements that resulted in an adjourned undertaking without conviction.

What is alleged to have occured?
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.

What happened at court?
The charges he faced were:

We represented the client at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court.

What was the result?
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.
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