Withdrawing Falsification of Documents

This is a case study on withdrawing a Falsification of Documents charge.
Our client was charged with falsifying a document and using that document to induce others to believe that he was entitled to a property.
We represented the client at the Broadmeadows Children’s Court.

During discussions with the prosecutor, we managed to convince her that there was not any evidence to establish as the client, in fact, did not sign the document. Furthermore, we produced a copy of text messages exchanged between the client and the person who signed the document where they discussed meeting on the day when the document was signed.

Ultimately, the prosecution agreed to withdrawing the Falsification of Documents charge. It took some time in getting a printout of the text messages, however it was worth the wait because a young man was not found guilty of a fraud offence.
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 11/05/2018