Recognisance Without Conviction for Threats to Kill
Our client’s ex-girlfriend had a one night stand when she was very intoxicated. The following week, our client saw the guy out. He confronted him and once the client got home, he phoned the guy 3 times and made threats to kill. This lead to our client being charged with the Commonwealth offence of Using Carriage Service to Menace.
The client had to pay $400 before the magistrate. It was very important for the client to avoid a conviction and so we helped him prepare the right plea and collect the necessary documents. We explained to the magistrate the unique circumstances that triggered the offending and conveyed our client’s good character.
Our client pleaded guilty to the charge and he was sentenced to a recognisance without conviction for Threats to Kill.
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