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.
He was represented by Tyson Manicolo at the Broadmeadows Children’s Court.

During discussions with the prosecutor, Tyson managed to convince her that there was not any evidence to establish as the client, in fact, did not sign the document. Furthermore, Tyson 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.

Tyson ManicoloTyson Manicolo

Tyson is part of our Broadmeadows team and provides legal representation to clients facing charges in the Magistrates’ and Children’s Courts of Victoria. He is experienced at providing criminal defence against both summary and indictable crimes as well as in instructing Counsel. Tyson holds multiple degrees in Bachelor of Legal Studies, Bachelor of Law, and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.

Admitted to practice in 2016, Tyson has a passion for advocacy and takes pride in helping people understand the law. He ensures that clients are given sound legal advice, a fair trial, and a strategic defence that will lead to the best possible outcome in court.

Know more about Tyson by visiting his profile here.

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