Recklessly Cause Serious Injury, Aggravated Assault, and Other Charges

The client was charged with: recklessly causing serious injury, recklessly cause injury, unlawful assault, and aggravated assault.

What is alleged to have occured?
The most serious allegation was that our client had used a bat to inflict the injury.

What happened at court?
We represented the client at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court.

It was highlighted that our client was not involved in an extended episode of violence, had an otherwise good history free from police involvement, as well as onerous childcare responsibilities and was also genuinely remorseful for the offence.

What was the result?
The prosecution were ultimately persuaded that the most serious charge of recklessly causing serious injury was not established on the evidence.

Accordingly this charge was withdrawn. The remaining offences of unlawful assault and aggravated assault were also withdrawn as an alternative offence to recklessly cause injury. After entering a plea of guilty to Recklessly cause injury, the client was fined $1000 without conviction.
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