Theft, Drug, and Other Charges – Diversion

The client was one of several young persons charged with theft from motor vehicle, handle stolen goods, possession of a weapon (Tasar), and possession of a drug of dependence (cannabis). The Police intercepted a car owned by our client’s mother and, at the time of the interception, several other youths were in the car. The vehicle was subsequently searched and various items were found which became the subject of property offences. Our client was very young at the time of the offences and did not have a prior police record.

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

  • Theft
  • Going equipped for stealing
  • Possess drug of cannabis
  • Possess controlled weapon

Several of the offences were withdrawn due to insufficient evidence. After a contest mention, the Prosecution agreed to a diversion. Our client was granted diversion for the single offence of handle/receive stolen goods.


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