Make False Report – Adjourned Undertaking

Our client made a statement to the Police that another male had designs on her and was unperturbed that she was married. She stated that he was persistent in his insistence that she separate from her husband and commence a relationship with him. He had allegedly attended her home and, during a heated argument between him, the client, and her husband, our client told the Police that he produced a knife.

The client later told the Police that she had lied and that the most serious allegation in her report to Police that the man had produced a knife was in fact false. As a result of our client’s false report, the man was arrested and temporarily detained in custody.

Our client was charged with Make false report and Shaun Pascoe represented her at the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court.

The Court accepted that our client had been the subject of harassment from the male concerned and had foolishly provided the false statement as an act of desperation.

Our client had no prior Court history and was quick to admit her guilt when challenged by the Police. She had pleaded guilty at an early stage. The Court imposed a good behaviour bond without conviction and a fine.


Shaun PascoeShaun Pascoe

Shaun is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist and a partner of the firm. Shaun runs the Heidelberg branch of Doogue + George.

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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