Stalking – Community Corrections Order

The Police alleged that our client had kept the complainant under surveillance by attending her home on several occasions. He made full admissions to the Police regarding this behaviour and also admitted to leaving various gifts on her front door and to sending her several letters over a 12-month period.

He was charged with Stalking.

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

Despite the serious nature of the offending, we were able to maximise the mitigatory effect of a plea of guilty. Our client had sought professional help of his own volition and had agreed, as a part of the sentencing process, to be assessed by a specialist psychiatrist so that specific rehabilitative programs could be implemented. He also displayed remorse for his actions and had an otherwise insignificant Court history.

Our client received 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.

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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 25/02/2013