Withdrawing Assault and Threat to Kill Charges

assault and threat to killWithdrawing assault and threat to kill charges is a successful outcome made possible by Amelia Ramsay in this criminal case involving assault and public order offences.

A complainant alleged that she was in an ongoing extramarital relationship with our client and had gone around to his home to confront him about lack of recent contact. She alleged that when she confronted him, he punched her and threatened to kill her. She also alleged that they went inside his apartment to discuss the matter where he punched her again and threatened her with a knife. She alleged that these offences occurred both in the presence of our client’s wife and, when outside, in the presence of another civilian.

Our client admitted that there had been a verbal altercation but denied ever threatening or assaulting the complainant.

Amelia Ramsay represented the client at the Neighbourhood Justice Centre. The charges were:

We were able to highlight the insufficiencies in the police case, namely: that no statement had been obtained from the wife of our client, further that she was not willing to provide one, and that the other civilian present denied witnessing an assault although he said he attended to the complainant because she was upset.

Also notable is that the complainant continued to contact our client asking for money and attempting to resume the alleged relationship. We provided evidence of this communication to the prosecution and argued that if the charges proceeded to a contested hearing, her credibility as a witness would be a matter for concern and the magistrate would find our client not guilty.

Ultimately, the prosecution met with the complainant and she made a statement of no complaint, thereby withdrawing the assault and threat to kill charges and all other offences filed against our client.


Amelia RamsayAmelia Ramsay

Admitted to practice in 2013, Amelia performs her work with care and professionalism ensuring clients understand the Court process, their charges and that they receive the best possible outcome.

Since joining Doogue + George, Amelia has represented clients in a broad range of indictable offences including, manslaughter (one-punch laws), foreign incursion and terrorism related offences, importation of drugs, cultivation of drugs, and sexual offences. Her work has included trials in the County and Supreme Court, plea hearings and contested committals as well as appeals to the Court of Appeal. Amelia works closely with barristers including briefing Queen’s and Senior Counsel. Amelia also appears regularly at the Melbourne Magistrates' Court and suburban courts as a solicitor advocate.

Check out Amelia's profile to know more about her legal background and specialisations.

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 17/10/2016