Reckless Conduct Endangering Life – Not Guilty
Our client did not believe that they were police officers because they were in a white utility (typically, a tradies vehicle), were wearing clothes typical of tradies, did not have ID visibly located, did not say they were police officers and the lights on the vehicle were located in the grills rather than the windows where they are typically located on undercover police vehicles.
The police officers in plain clothes approached. They did not identify themselves in an obvious way (by stating they were officers or showing ID clearly) and our client believed he was being hijacked. He then accelerated his vehicle to remove himself from the situation as he was scared for his safety. One of the officers held onto his vehicle and was dragged for a period of some meters. Our client returned to his workplace and called the police explaining his side of the story in a record of interview.
- Reckless Conduct Endangering Life
- Reckless Conduct Endangering Serious Injury
- Fail to Render Assistance
Sophie is an advocate who regularly appears at the Magistrates’ and County Courts of Victoria. She handles appeals, contested committal hearings, bail applications, as well as pleas of guilty.
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