Withdrawing Family Violence Charges
This is a case study on withdrawing family violence charges.
Our client had been charged with family violence related offences against his ex-partner. He had been charged with assault, making threats to kill, and false imprisonment. It was alleged that he had detained his ex-partner in his room against her will for over an hour and had strangled her while making threats. The client had a long criminal history and would receive 3-6 months imprisonment if found guilty of the offences.
We acted on the client’s behalf at the Moorabbin Justice Centre. The charges were:
- Contravene Family Violence IVO
- Unlawful Assault
- Recklessly Cause Injury
- Unlawfully Imprison
- Commit Indictable Offence Whilst on Bail
We contested the charges. Following a number of discussions, including about the unreliability of the ex-partner (she had a criminal history and had abused drugs), the prosecution agreed to withdrawing the family violence charges a few days before the contested hearing.
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 16/11/2017