Threats to Kill and Use Carriage Service in Menacing Manner – Fine

This is a case study on charges of Threat to Kill and Use Carriage Service to Menace resulting in a financial penalty.

What is alleged to have occured?
Our client was charged with threat to kill and use carriage service to menace. She was alleged to have threatened her parents over the phone. The conversation was recorded by the complainants and formed part of the brief of evidence. Ultimately, the matter proceeded on the threat to kill charge, with the prosecution agreeing to withdraw the second charge.

What happened at court?
Dee Giannopoulos represented our client at the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court.

Our client pleaded guilty and was convicted.

Submissions were made about our clients difficult personal circumstances. The Magistrate was advised that there is now an intervention order in place between the parties and that our client has not contacted the complainants since the incident.

What was the result?
Ultimately the Magistrate was persuaded to impose a fine.

Threat to kill carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment. It is also not possible to receive a suspended sentence for this offence. A fine is at the lowest end of the sentencing spectrum so this was a very positive outcome.

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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