Recklessly Causing Injury – Community Corrections Order

Our client was charged with multiple charges of recklessly causing injury against his former defacto partner. The Prosecution summary contained several aggravating features which our client disputed and there was little evidence to support the contention that the complainant was injured for the purposes of the charge. Our client made partial admissions and gave an explanation for some of the alleged offending.

Shaun Pascoe represented our client at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court.

Through a process of negotiation with the Police Prosecutors at Court, the most serious charge of recklessly causing serious injury was withdrawn and the case proceeded as a plea of guilty to a less serious assault charge. Significantly, the Prosecution summary or version of what occurred was amended to remove the facts in dispute.

Our client was placed on a Community Corrections Order.


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.

Visit Shaun's profile to read more about his background and experience.

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