Theft – Fine

The client was charged with over 50 offences of theft of goods from a retailer, over a period of 12 months.

Shaun Pascoe represented the client at the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court.

Although the Police Informant did not agree to a Court diversion of this case, the Court accepted that it was appropriate to impose a financial penalty rather than more serious sentencing options such as Community Corrections Order or imprisonment (wholly suspended). The Court was taken through the client’s personal circumstances at the time of the offending and, in particular, the absence of previous offending.

The client was fined.


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