We represented the client at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court on the following charges:
The client pleaded guilty to all charges.
The court noted the seriousness of the offence as well as some practical difficulties that the prosecution would have had in running a contested hearing. The client’s wife was also supportive of him and had advised the police that there had been no further breaches of the Intervention Order that was ordered following the incident in question.
Extensive plea material was tendered which included impressive character references and psychological reports. The court learned that our client had been subjected to some horrific events whilst deployed in Afghanistan, and that our client had resorted to excessive alcohol consumption as a means of coping with the stressors he had been subjected to whilst overseas.
The court acknowledged that our client had shown genuine remorse for his actions and a commitment to address the issues underlying the offending – in particular, the client had ceased drinking. It was also noted that there had been no previous relevant offending, and that the client was well regarded by his colleagues in the army.
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