Theft of Motor Vehicle x 15, Plea of Guilty in the County Court

Shaun Pascoe, who is our lawyer based in Doogue + George – Heidelberg Office, appeared in the Melbourne County Court for his client who was charged with 15 separate counts of theft of motor vehicle. The property value of the thefts exceeded the jurisdiction of the Magistrates’ Court. His client was 20 at the time of the plea in the County Court, but 18 at the time of the offence.

By distinguishing between her role and the role of her co-accused, and the criminality of her actions compared to her co-accused, he was able to successfully argue that Court sentence her to a Community Based Order.


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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