This is a case study on a sentence appeal for Robbery, Trafficking, and firearms offences.
Our client was appealing a custodial sentence from the Magistrates' Court. He had a very limited criminal record and had never served a custodial sentence before. The original offending involved property and drug offences.
Hester Kelly represented the client at the Melbourne County Court. The charges were:
- Possess or Carry Cartridge Ammunition
- Possess, Carry or Use an Unregistered Longarm
- Failure to Safekeep Firearms
The appeal was successful and our client was able to avoid a jail term. This was an excellent result as the client was still quite young and had made considerable efforts to turn his life around since the offending some years before.
The key to getting this good result for a case involving a sentence appeal for robbery and other charges was thorough preparation of the matter. It was very important that we had documents from a variety of sources (family, employer, doctor, etc.) that supported the impressive efforts the client had made in his life since the original charges.
Hester graduated with First Class Honours in Law in 2012 from Monash University, with a degree in Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws. She completed two internships at the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law and has volunteered with the HIV/Aids Legal Centre in Melbourne.
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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 10/05/2018