Pleading Guilty to Recklessly Cause Injury

Pleading GuiltyThis is a case of pleading guilty to Recklessly Cause Injury.

Our client was charged with assault offences arising out of an incident wherein he was the driver of a vehicle that had injured someone. The charges were:

Greer Boe represented the client at the Moorabbin Justice Centre.

The police were unwilling to withdraw the charges and so our client sought an indication from the magistrate at contest mention. We were able to have the indication on the basis of the lesser of the charge alternatives: Recklessly Cause Injury.

We made submissions about the client’s lack of criminal priors, familial framework, financial responsibilities, and otherwise good character as supported by personal reference letters. Ultimately, the magistrate was persuaded that our client’s personal antecedents were so strong that his Honour would impose a fine without conviction if our client was prepared to plead guilty to Recklessly Cause Injury.

The client accepted the indication and the matter resolved.

 


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Greer is based at our Melbourne office and handles criminal cases at all courts in Melbourne. Prior to her admission as a lawyer, Greer has clerked for a number of barristers with chambers in Brisbane and Sydney.

Greer has an extensive exposure to indigenous communities and is a fearless advocate. She has been involved in social justice organisations and believes in restorative justice as a pathway to rehabilitation.

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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 22/02/2018