Stalking and Use of Telecommunications to Harass – Adjourned Undertaking Without Conviction

Our client and the complainant used to work together. Our client found work elsewhere and stopped working at that establishment. The stalking charge concerned a series of phone calls where the complainant was called and the caller would hang-up. The calls originated from the client’s mobile number and were easily tracked back him. Our client had no prior involvement with the Police. When interviewed, he made full admissions and was extremely remorseful for his actions. He also wrote a letter of apology to the complainant before he sought legal advice.

Shaun Pascoe represented our client at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court for the charges of:

  • Stalking
  • Use of telecommunications to harass

After an application for diversion was refused, the matter proceeded as a plea of guilty to a single offence of stalking. By emphasising our client’s previous good history and by tendering excelling testimonials, we were able to secure a without conviction outcome. The Court placed our client on a Good Behaviour Bond.

 


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