Withdrawing Assault and Breaching Charges
Our client had been charged with four offences against two complainants: (1) using a phone in a harassing manner against his daughter; (2) assaulting his wife; (3) assaulting his wife on another occasion; and (4) breaching an IVO by attending his wife’s house. Our client was extremely nervous about the effect of a criminal record as he had no criminal history.
We represented the client at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Courts for the following charges:
We spoke to a police prosecutor and wrote a discontinuance application outlining our client’s situation including serious mental health issues. As a result, the police withdrew all charges against our client.
This was a good result as all charges were withdrawn against our client at the second mention of the matter and only three weeks after the first court date.
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 10/02/2016