Use False Documents – Diversion

Our client was charged with Using a false document. The particulars of the offence concerned an allegation that our client knowingly misrepresented his qualifications on a resume for the purposes of obtaining employment. The complainant alleged that but for the misrepresented qualification, he would not have received employment and would accordingly not have been paid the several thousands of dollars he was paid in renumeration.

Our client had no prior involvement with the police and had an exceptional work history. A court record (even a finding of guilt) would have had a detrimental impact upon his existing employment.

Shaun Pascoe represented our client at the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court.


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