Withdrawal of Resist Police Charges

This is a case that involves a withdrawal of Resist Police charges and a probation order without conviction for the remaining offences.
Our client was a young person who was originally charged with a raft of offences, the most serious of which were two counts of Resist Police which were alleged to have occurred just outside the Broadmeadows Police Station.
 
We represented the client at the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court.

The allegations of resisting police were supported by CCTV footage captured just outside the Broadmeadows Police station. We asked the prosecutors to view the footage as it was evident that the client did not resist the police. After lengthy negotiations, the prosecution finally agreed to withdraw the Resist Police charges. The matter then resolved to a plea of guilty to the following:

 
Ultimately, the sentencing magistrate placed the client on a probation order without conviction. This was a good result given the circumstances, and especially considering the withdrawal of Resist Police charges at the onset of the case.
 
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