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All Assault Case Studies

Below is a complete list of all our published assault case studies.

This is a case study on a bail application for driving offences and other charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a young man who failed to attend court for matters related to an alleged attempted robbery of a shop and assaults committed in a train. Some ...
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This is a case study involving multiple driving charges and other offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with numerous offences ranging from drugs, weapons, assault, and multiple traffic violations. These charges predated our client’s first court appearance for a drug offending and no other offences ...
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This is a case study on traffic offences, DUI, and Reckless Conduct Endangering Serious Injury that resulted in an adjourned undertaking without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a 20-year old man who decided to drive home after drinking with friends. He was using his father’s ...
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This is a case study on a diversion application for Use a Carriage Service in a Harassing Manner.

Our client’s relevant personal circumstances were that he was 37 years old, married, and had no previous court history. He had migrated to Australia from Romania and, since settling in Australia, ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for assaulting police officers and resisting arrest.Our client was sitting at a St Kilda bar after spending most of the afternoon and night drinking. He worked in a demanding job and lately he had been managing his stress by increasing ...
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Our client was charged with Use Carriage Service to Menace and Threats to Inflict Serious Injury. She was 24 years old at the time of the offence and had no prior court appearances. What is alleged to have occured? The factual circumstances of the offence were that our client had ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of adjourned undertaking without conviction for Unlawful Assault.

Our client was a young man. He had been in a volatile relationship for many years and it had finally broken down completely. He was a hard worker, and was living alone trying ...
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This is a case study on showing exceptional circumstances in a contested bail application.

The Bail Act was amended in 2018. A significant consequence of the amendments is that bail is much more difficult to achieve for a person accused of committing certain offences whilst already on bail for ...
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This is a case study on sexual and assault charges resulting in a Community Corrections Order (CCO). What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with sexual offending against a number of complainants that occurred at a function. The matter commenced as a filing hearing and went through ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of CCO for Intentionally and Recklessly Cause Injury. The complainants in this matter were the client's grandchildren and they were in the client's care. What is alleged to have occured? The client was charged with Intentionally Causing Injury, Recklessly Causing Injury, and ...
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This is a case study on assault charges arising from alcohol-fueled violence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client went out drinking one night with his friends in the city. They all had too much to drink, and got involved in a street fight with another group of young ...
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This is a case study on a diversion application for Aggravated Burglary as well as Theft charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a 16-year old young man with no prior record. He was charged with two separate offences of Aggravated Burglary on commercial premises. He attended ...
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This is a case study involving an accused charged with sexual assault of a police officer. What is alleged to have occured? Our client, a male in his mid 50s, was charged with sexual assault of a police officer. The circumstances of the offending were that he had been in ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of good behaviour bond for violence offending. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with violence offences relating to hitting and causing injury to his housemate and threatening to kill her. An intervention order was applied for and granted ...
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This is case study on charges of Assault and Careless Driving resulting in a financial penalty. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with several offences following a road rage incident. He was veering in and out of his lane and the victim’s car nearly did his ...
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This is a case study on Criminal Damage and assault charges involving an accused with schizophrenia. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was arrested for attacking a police station. He threw a rock through a window, damaged some cars, and made threats to police officers. On the face ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for a one-punch offence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Intentionally Causing Injury to a teenage old girl by way of “one punch”. This act caused the girl to stumble, fall, and hit her head ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for Unlawful Assault With a Weapon and withdrawal of threat charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client’s housemates called the police after he allegedly threatened to kill one of them. The police attended and found our client asleep ...
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This is a case study on assault charges whilst on Community Corrections Orders. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was alleged to have had repeatedly punched a work mate to the head during an argument, causing him to lose consciousness. The victim was hospitalised and still experiences vision ...
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This is a case study on charges of Unlawful Assault leading to a Family Violence Case Review. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was accused of having assaulted his wife on several different occasions. The offending was alleged to include choking his wife with both hands, pushing her, ...
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This is a case study on withdrawing Recklessly Cause Injury and assault charges.

Recklessly Cause Injury is a serious offence, especially in the context of family violence where the victim is a female family member.

Section 15 of the Crimes Act 1958 defines an "injury" as –

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This is a case study on applying for bail for Armed Robbery.

Armed robbery is a schedule 2 offence which means that we had to satisfy the magistrate hearing the bail application that ‘compelling circumstances' existed as to why his remand in custody was not justified. ‘Compelling circumstances' is ...
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This is a case study on charges of Stalking and Using a Carriage Service to Harass resulting in a financial penalty. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Stalking and Using a Carriage Service to Harass. The conduct involved him sending extremely sexually explicit and suggestive ...
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This is a case study on pleading guilty to a Robbery charge.

Our client had been accused of Robbery, Recklessly Causing Injury, and Possessing an Imitation Firearm. She and her co-accused were accused of organising to purchase two brand new mobile phones from Gumtree with the intention of stealing ...
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This is a case study on withdrawing a Reckless Conduct Endangering Serious Injury charge

Our client was driving in his vehicle in moderate to heavy traffic. There was a car in front of him which pushed into his lane. The rear windshield of that vehicle smashed and the driver ...
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This is a case study on maintaining Working With Children's Check pending outcome of criminal charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client and his girlfriend were both charged with Intentionally Cause Injury. The circumstances of the alleged offending were that our client, his girlfriend, and some of their ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of Community Corrections Order for road rage offences. What is alleged to have occured? Following a brief verbal argument with another driver, our client and the other driver stopped their vehicles on the side of the road. Our client then approached the ...
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This is a family violence matter involving assault and threat charges by the accused against his former partner. What is alleged to have occured? The allegation was that a series of incidents had taken place over a period of seven days which involved several assaults. The conduct further included allegations ...
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This is a case study on various assault charges resulting in a Community Correction Order that does not involve any unpaid community work. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with multiple counts of making threats to kill and assault towards his family members. He is a ...
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This is a case study on a diversion application for Criminal Damage and Unlawful Assault. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was involved in an incident with a taxi driver during a trip. An argument started between him and the driver due a dispute about directions. A physical ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of adjourned undertaking for assaulting and resisting emergency worker on duty

Our client was initially charged with Assault Police and two charges of Resist Arrest. All charges were brought against our client under the Crimes Act (Assault/Resist Emergency Worker, section 31).
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The client and his wife were charged with intentionally causing serious injury for the stabbing of B.
There were no witnesses and B claimed that the client and his wife called him outside his unit and began to attack him. B claimed that he found the iron bar in a ...
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This is a case study on charges of Criminal Damage and Assault. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Recklessly Cause Injury, Unlawful Assault By Kicking, Unlawful Assault With a Weapon, and Criminal Damage. He had a fight with his ex-partner which escalated, and she alleged ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of Community Corrections Order (CCO) for Assault and Criminal Damage.

Our client was a 60-year old man who, at the relevant date of the offending, had achieved significant success in business. The police charged him with Reckless Conduct Endangering Life, Intentionally ...
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This is a case study on a diversion application for someone with a prior criminal conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Unlawful Assault. The allegations were that the client punched the victim to his face and the back of his head following a brief ...
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This is a case study on violent offences by a child resulting in a diversion. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a 16-year old child who had committed a number of violent offences. He had been involved in at least six separate incidents of violent offending where ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for Behave in an Offensive Manner.

Our client was driving and he noticed that up ahead there was someone driving in a manner that was causing cars to have to overtake and go around it. When he came to ...
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This is a case study on charges of Breach IVO, assault offences, and Damage Police Sell. What is alleged to have occured? The police were called to our client’s home on the basis of a complaint made by a neighbour. The police attended the client’s home, spoke to his wife, ...
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This is a case study involving charges of Theft, Assault, and Breach CCO. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Theft and Assault offences which breached a Community Corrections Order (CCO). He also had a lengthy prior history relating to dishonesty offences. The client was happy ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for assaulting an emergency worker.

The client made full admissions to the Police during her record of interview. She has no criminal priors and these factors contributed to a great outcome. What is alleged to have occured? Our client ...
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This is a case that resulted in a fine without a conviction for Assault and Exceed PCA charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a professional soldier in the Australian Army and was charged with 3 offences: Unlawful Assault, Unlawful Assault By Kicking, and Exceed PCA (drinking ...
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This is a case study on a successful diversion application for assault charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had attended a pub in Richmond with his friends. During the evening, members of our client’s group and other patrons began to get involved in some mutual exchanges of ...
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This is a case study on assault and driving charges resulting in an adjourned undertaking and a licence cancellation for the mandatory minimum period. What is alleged to have occured? The alleged offences arose out of ongoing hostilities between our client and the partner of his former wife. The most ...
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This is a case study on Stalking charges resulting in a not guilty verdict. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with stalking of two girls. Police alleged that she printed materials from the inbox of one of the complainant’s Facebook account, made copies of private conversations, ...
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Our client was charged with 5 offences: Make threat to kill, Intentionally cause injury, Recklessly cause injury, Unlawful assault with a weapon, and Unlawful assault. What is alleged to have occured? The circumstances of the alleged offences concerned a fight between our client and his older brother. The police alleged ...
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The accused was charged with false imprisonment and threats to kill. He was a 34 year old man. What is alleged to have occured? It was alleged by police that he had attended at the complainant’s house for the purposes of having a tattoo attended to by the female complainant ...
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Our client was charged with several offences as a result of separate police investigations. These offences were:

What is alleged to have occured? The facts alleged were that our client, in what might be characterised as ...
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This is a case study on a bail application for Breach CCO. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Theft and Assault which breached a Community Corrections Order. He also had a lengthy prior history relating to dishonesty offences and several convictions for failure to appear ...
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This is a case study on a diversion application for Unlawful Assault.

Our client was charged with the unlawful assault of his defacto partner. As at the date of the charge, he was 58 years old. He had no previous court appearances but did previously receive a diversion for ...
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This is a case study on an adjourned undertaking without conviction for Criminal Damage and Unlawful Assault.

Our client was on his way to work for an afternoon shift, with his partner travelling with him, when he was cut off by another road user. Incidents often happen on the ...
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This is a case study involving a summary jurisdiction application for assault charges and a firearm offence.

Our client’s girlfriend was distressed and was in an emotional state when she called him to pick her up from a party in Woodstock. She had been assaulted by an intoxicated male ...
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Our client was charged with Theft and Intentionally Cause Injury including Recklessly Cause Injury and Unlawful Assault charges. The last three charges were alternatives, which means that the prosecution can only proceed with one of these charges because they stem from the same conduct. It would be duplicitous to proceed ...
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This is a case study that involves acting in concert in the commission of assault charges and other offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Possess Cannabis, Intentionally Cause Injury, Recklessly Cause Injury, Unlawful Assault With a Weapon, and Unlawful Assault. The prosecution alleged that ...
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This is a case study on drunken assaults against police officers. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with drunken assaults committed against security staff and arresting police officers who attended the scene. This was a serious matter involving allegations of resisting and spitting on police officers, ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for Unlawful Assault. What is alleged to have occured? The offending in this case occurred in the early hours of the morning in Melbourne CBD. There was a CCTV footage of the incident although it did not capture the start ...
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This is a case that involves multiple charges related to property, causing injury, and driving offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client pleaded guilty to a raft of offences including thefts of motor vehicles. The offending was protracted which occurred over some 14 months. He was remanded and ...
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This is a case that involves a withdrawal of Resist Police charges and a probation order without conviction for the remaining offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a young person who was originally charged with a raft of offences, the most serious of which were two ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of adjourned undertaking for Attempted Robbery and Threats to Inflict Serious Injury. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a 17-year old child who was charged with an attempted armed robbery whilst undertaking a diversion period from the Children’s Court ...
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This is a case study on downgrading injury charges to Unlawful Assault. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with injury offences. He is in his mid 40s and has never been before a court. The details of the incident were that he had been out on ...
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This is a case that involves pleading guilty to family violence charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had an altercation with his partner on two separate occasions. It was alleged that on the first occasion, he had slapped his partner on the face with the back of ...
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This is a case related to family violence involving Assault charges, Criminal Damage, and Commit Indictable Offence Whilst on Bail. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with multiple offences following allegations of criminal behaviour that occurred in the context of family violence. The prosecution alleged that ...
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This is a case study on a sentence appeal for assault and driving charges. Our client had been found guilty at a Magistrates' Court following a contested hearing for the charges of Assault With a Weapon (his vehicle) and Careless Driving. What is alleged to have occured? Our client lives ...
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Our client was charged with Attempted Armed Robbery and Recklessly Cause Injury. It was alleged that he attempted to rob two men of $100 and caused them injury. What is alleged to have occured? The altercation occurred after our client had been out for a birthday and had been drinking ...
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This is a case study on withdrawing Unlawful Assault charges.

Our client had come to Melbourne for the weekend with her partner. During the course of the night, both had consumed a large amount of alcohol.It was alleged that the pair had begun to argue in the taxi on ...
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This is a case study on Reckless Conduct Endangering Life resulting in a not guilty verdict. Our client was arrested for recklessly endangering death and serious harm and failure to render assistance. What is alleged to have occured? The client was driving a work vehicle in the south-eastern suburb on ...
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This is a case of Affray resulting in a fine. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was involved in a large affray after a night out with friends. He was charged with a number of offences including injury offences and possession of weapons.
What happened at court? Hester ...
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The client was a 24 year old who had a history of being physically and emotionally abused by his mother and step-father. He was subjected to drug use and heavy alcohol at an early age by his mother, and his step-father was physically violent. This resulted in an extremely disrupted ...
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This is a case study on Rape and Aggravated Burglary charges resulting in a discontinuance. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with rape and aggravated burglary. It was alleged that he broke into the house of a person unknown to him during the night, entered the ...
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This is a case involving the withdrawal of a charge of Armed Robbery. Other charges include causing injury offences and Theft of Motor Vehicle. What is alleged to have occured? Our client is 16 years of age and was charged with armed robbery, causing injury offences and theft of motor ...
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This is a case of bail application for armed robbery while on CCO involving a client on a 'show cause' position. What is alleged to have occured? The client was charged with armed robbery that occurred late at night, outside a night club. It was alleged that our client carried ...
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This is a case of Armed Robbery and CCO involving a young accused.

Our client was charged with Armed Robbery and Attempted Armed Robbery. Through negotiation, the Armed Robbery charge did not proceed and was replaced with Aggravated Burglary and Theft charges. The matter resolved at committal mention stage ...
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This is a case of diversion for assault charges related to family violence, including Assaulting and Resisting Police. What is alleged to have occured? Our client faced Assault and Assault With Weapon charges in relation to his mother. He was further charged with Assaulting and Resisting Police. He was presented ...
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This is a case of bail application for Intentionally Cause Serious Injury. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged in relation to two incidents occurring late on the same night. The first incident occurred in a laneway near a night club. It was alleged that our client ...
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This is a circumstantial case of Attempted Aggravated Burglary and other charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with a series of five home invasions / aggravated burglaries. The said incidents occurred on the same night and all but one of the alleged offences took place ...
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This is a case study on a successful bail application for family violence and violence charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was facing family violence and violence charges. He was remanded into custody following a family dispute with his former partner. He is a 55-year old man ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of fine without conviction for Affray and Assault charges. What is alleged to have occured? The police charged our client with a number of offences arising out of a fight in Melbourne CBD. There were a number of people involved in the ...
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This is a case study on withdrawing Reckless Conduct Endangering Life and other charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a train driver who was accused of collaborating with others to place debris on the tracks of the train he was driving so he could make false ...
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This is a case study on a successful application for diversion for engaging in riotous behaviour. What is alleged to have occured? Our client and his friends were out at a pub in Richmond. A crowd had gathered outside as the venue was closing and a fight broke out between ...
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This is a case that resulted in a CCO for Armed Robbery and Recklessly Causing Injury. What is alleged to have occured? Our client and three others allegedly broke into convenience stores in the early hours of the morning. It was claimed that they had used weapons to enter the ...
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This is a case study on Indecent and Unlawful Assaults resulting in the charges being struck out and the police getting ordered to pay the accused's legal costs. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was working for public transport company. An adult female colleague made an allegation that ...
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The relationship between our client and his wife from Thailand soured. He was her visa sponsor to remain in the country. They have one child together. What is alleged to have occured? She made allegations (which were largely uncorroborated) about ongoing domestic violence between them, obtained a Family Violence Protection ...
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This is a case that was successfully recommended for diversion involving Assault and Resist Police and other assault offences. What is alleged to have occured? The police charged our client with Intentionally Cause Injury, Assault Police, and Resist Arrest. The facts of the case were that our client had been ...
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This is a successful case of application for diversion for Assault and Wilful Damage.

The client had no relevant court history at the time of the incident and made full admissions to his offending. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Unlawful Assault, Possess Controlled ...
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This is a case study on bail application for Aggravated Burglary and other charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged with Aggravated Burglary, False Imprisonment, and two counts of Kidnapping. The charges covered three alleged incidents.

In the first incident, it was alleged that ...
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This is a case that involves a sentence of CCO for Aggravated Burglary. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a 21-year old male who had been charged with a range of serious offences. He was charged with aggravated burglary, where he allegedly entered a home and stole ...
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This is a case study on withdrawing assault charges related to family violence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged with offences relating to family violence against an intimate partner. If he was to be found guilty, he would receive an immediate jail term. The police ...
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This is a case of Aggravated Burglary and Armed Robbery resulting in a withdrawal of all the charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our young Sudanese client from Western suburbs was charged with aggravated burglaries in the Sunshine and Footscray area. The police alleged that he was with company ...
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This is a case of application for diversion for Threats to Kill and assault charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had an altercation with his ex-partner when he was woken by her during the night. He allegedly slapped her and threatened to kill her when he left ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Indecent Assault that was dismissed. What is alleged to have occured? Our client attended a gathering at a friend’s house. He was intoxicated when he arrived with his girlfriend at the party. During the night, he went outside to get some ...
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This is a case resulting in a good behaviour bond for Obscene Exposure and a Stalking charge getting withdrawn. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a government employee with no criminal record. He was charged with a number of offences including Stalking. The matter was case conferenced ...
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This is a case study on diversion for Assault With an Instrument. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Unlawful Assault after his 3-year old daughter attended childcare with a red mark on her leg, which was reported to the police by one of the childcare ...
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This is case of multiple assault charges involving an accused with mental health issues. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was admitted into the High Support Area (HSA) of the Austin Hospital after his wife reported a marked deterioration in his mental health. Whilst in the HSA and ...
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This is a case involving a recommendation for diversion for assault charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client, in his mid 20s, had come home from Defence Force service for Christmas break. He had attended the Crown Complex with a friend for some drinks. Halfway through the night, ...
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This is a case study on family violence offences resulting in a good behaviour bond without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged with four family violence offences: Unlawful Assault, Criminal Damage, and two offences of Breaching a Family Violence Intervention Order. He had one ...
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This is a case study on family violence charges involving a protracted of offending. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged with 13 offences against his ex-partner including serious offences such as Intentionally Causing Injury and Making Threats to Kill. The allegations were serious because they ...
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This is a case study on assault charges resulting in a diversion. What is alleged to have occured? Our client faced two charges of Assault. She was employed as a Loss Prevention Officer and, while apprehending two alleged offenders, had allegedly punched and scratched the people she had been trying ...
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This is a case that involves downgrading Sexual Assault to Unlawful Assault which ultimately resulted in a diversion. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was initially charged with Sexual Assault following an allegation that he allegedly grabbed the complainant on his buttocks. The complainant made a statement to ...
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This is case that involves withdrawing Reckless Conduct Endangering Life and Serious Injury charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a young man in his early 20s. He was driving home with a passenger in the car after having been out with his friends. At around 3:30 ...
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This is a case that involves successfully withdrawing Stalking charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client ran a 7 Eleven franchise. He was concerned that staff were stealing from him and set up a camera in the bathroom. This resulted in a footage of 2 female staff members ...
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This is a case of Unlawful Assault and Threat to Kill involving an accused with a mental illness.

The father made a statement to the police wherein he described that he had been assaulted by our client in the weeks preceding the offence. Our client had a long history ...
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This is case of Stalking and Sexual Assault involving an accused with no priors.

Our client was charged with Stalking, Behave in an Indecent Manner, and Sexual Assault. He in his early 20s at the time of the alleged offending and had no prior offences. What is alleged to ...
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This is a case of conviction appeal for Indecent Act With a Child Under 16 and Unlawful Assault.

Our client was charged with eight instances of sexual offending against the son of very close family friends. The complainant was aged 14 at the time. What is alleged to have ...
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This is case that involves withdrawing charges of stalking and using carriage service to harass. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Stalking and two counts of Using a Carriage Service to Harass. The charges followed the acrimonious breakdown of a 14-year marriage between our client ...
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This is a case of Recklessly Causing Injury in a family violence context. The accused was facing charges of Recklessly Causing Injury, Assault With a Weapon, and Unlawful Assault. What is alleged to have occured? The incident arose from a family dispute. Our client had become increasingly frustrated with his ...
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This is a case of Indecent Assault involving an accused with dementia. What is alleged to have occured? The incident happened on a train wherein our client was said to have indecently assaulted a young woman on a train.
What happened at court? Hester Kelly acted on the client’s behalf ...
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This is a case of Stalking and Using Carriage Service to Harass resulting in an adjourned undertaking without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Following a separation, our client was charged with Stalking and Using a Carriage Service to Harass due to having been accused of sending more than ...
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This is a case of discontinuance for Rape and Unlawful Assault. What is alleged to have occured? It was alleged that our client, whilst at his holiday house, took advantage of a guest who had consumed an excessive amount of alcohol. The claim was that any sexual interactions between our ...
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This is an actual case of bail application for Theft of Motor Vehicle with a client in a show cause position. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was involved in a number of burglaries and other property offences over a period of time. This had culminated in a ...
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This is a case of bail application wherein the accused had been remanded for 42 days. He is 20 years old with no prior convictions. What is alleged to have occured? Previously, the accused had two bail applications listed during which times he had not been brought out to court ...
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Our client was charged with 3 instances of Stalking. At the time of the alleged offending, our client was only 20 years old. What is alleged to have occured? The offences were said to comprise stalking because they involved repeated and unwanted contact by our client towards the complainant, and ...
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Our client was charged with intentionally causing injury to his wife. The wife called the police following the altercation and the police took a statement from her. What is alleged to have occured? The wife alleged that our client had punched her to the head more than three times. She ...
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This is a case study on assault offences resulting in a financial penalty without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was out with a group of friends in the city celebrating a bucks night. An incident started out at the front of a club between our client ...
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This is a case study on assault charges resulting in a Community Corrections Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was heavily intoxicated at a night club and, in the early hours of the morning, struck a patron without provocation causing significant facial injuries to the victim. He ...
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This is a case study on assault offences resulting in a fine without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was involved in an altercation at a pub in St. Kilda. The victim had alleged that he was struck without provocation to the head by our client. As ...
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This is a case study on a successful conviction appeal for Theft, Criminal Damage, and Unlawful Assault. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was working as a taxi driver. He had three female passengers but only had a $50 note to pay. An argument occurred over the method ...
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Our client was at a soccer game with friends. He had been consuming alcohol and was otherwise having a good time. The ground was in an area of allocated seating; but due to the crowd numbers and a lack of proper management, people without valid tickets for that area were ...
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This is a case study of an armed robbery resulting in a non-custodial sentence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client and a co-offender attended at a service station earlier in the day and surveilled the area. They returned a short time later carrying weapons and with the co-offender ...
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Our client was involved in a road rage incident which began when the driver of another vehicle appeared to not see our client as he was changing into our client’s lane. What is alleged to have occured? Our client tooted the horn to warn him and the driver took evasive ...
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Our client was charged with two counts of recklessly causing injury and two counts of unlawful assault. What is alleged to have occured? It was a family violence situation, where it was alleged that our client assaulted his wife by throwing her into a BBQ, then later pushing her into ...
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Our client was charged with two domestic violence assaults on his partner, one included a contravention of an intervention order. Both were committed when he was heavily intoxicated. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had a prior for domestic violence where he had served multiple years in custody ...
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This is a case study on assault charges in the context of family violence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was alleged to have had an altercation with his wife that escalated. Police stated that he grabbed his wife by the front of her top and then slapped ...
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This is a case study involving family violence offences that resulted in a diversion. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged with assaulting his wife and was charged with intentionally causing injury and recklessly causing injury. The allegation was that he punched his wife to the ...
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The accused was charged with intentionally causing injury and, in the alternative, recklessly causing injury and unlawful assault after he punched male waiting in the taxi queue outside a Melbourne bar. What is alleged to have occured? The accused was extremely intoxicated at the time and, following his arrest by ...
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This is a case study on charges of Attempted Murder and Intentionally Causing Serious Injury resulting in the wqithdrawal of all charges. What is alleged to have occured? The client was alleged to have taken a person to their farm and then shoot them in the head.

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This is a case study on assault and driving offences resulting in a withdrawal and fine. What is alleged to have occured? It was alleged that our client had followed the complainant to a particular destination and deliberately set out to confront and assault the complainant. When interviewed by the ...
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Our client was charged with committing offences of violence in a dispute with his housemates. He was charged with recklessly causing injury to his male housemate and unlawfully assaulting the female housemate. What is alleged to have occured? An argument had broken out with the female housemate. The male and ...
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A suffered from serious psychiatric illness (with diagnoses ranging from bi-polar disorder to schizophrenia). He was at his home when a man passed by in the street and began antagonising the family dog after it began barking. A’s sister went outside to see what was going on and the man ...
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This is a case study on offences that involve glassing and other assault charges. What is alleged to have occured? The client was assaulted prior to entering a nightclub with a friend. He had been drinking all day and at the time he arrived at the nightclub he was intoxicated ...
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Our client struggled with a long term Heroin addiction. He had managed to remain offence- and drug-free for a number of years until the death of his mother. He relapsed into Heroin use and then checked himself into a residential rehabilitation unit. In the unit, he met another addict and ...
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This is a case study on assault and driving offences resulting in a financial penalty without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Police alleged that this was a road rage matter where our client tailgated the L plate driver of a another vehicle. It was alleged that he hit ...
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Our client boarded a taxi and it was alleged and conceded by our client that he was heavily intoxicated. During the trip home and feeling the effects of having too much to drink, our client requested the taxi driver to pull to the curb. He then got out of the ...
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The accused was remanded in prison after his ex-partner and two young daughters went to the police and made allegations of sexual abuse. What is alleged to have occured? His daughters made video recorded statements alleging offences carried out against them when they were 4 and 6 years old. The ...
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The accused met a woman online who came around to his place in the early hours of the morning. They had both been drinking and smoked drugs. What is alleged to have occured? Her allegation was that they had consensual sex but at one point she told him to stop ...
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The accused was married to the complainant for over 20 years. The allegations were made to police following their separation in 2006, and were said to have occurred during the course of their marriage. They relate to incidents spanning from 1986- 2004. What is alleged to have occured? The complainant ...
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The client worked as a bouncer at a busy night club. Police attended after a confrontation with patrons who had been refused re-entry to the club. A female patron claimed that following an argument, the client had hit her forcefully with an open hand. What is alleged to have occured? ...
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This is a case study on Assaulting Police and Resisting Arrest resulting in a good behaviour bond. What is alleged to have occured? The client was a 20-year-old with no prior Court appearances. The offending occurred after the accused boarded a train without a ticket and was approached by ticket ...
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The client was charged with recklessly cause injury, unlawful assault, and several charges of assault police and resist police. What is alleged to have occured? The complainant for the offence of recklessly cause injury had notified police that she did not want to proceed with her complaint. Apart from the ...
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The client was charged with Assault arising from an alleged glassing outside a nightclub. What is alleged to have occured? The client maintained that he was at all times acting in self defence as he was being set upon by a group of young men. One person was seriously injured ...
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Whilst driving, the client was cut off. He followed victim and a road rage incident ensued. What is alleged to have occured? The client followed the victim to a car park and struck with him his fist causing a bloody nose. It was also alleged that he hit him with ...
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This is a case study on assault and driving charges resulting in a fine without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? An argument ensued between our client and her boyfriend. The client got into her car and her boyfriend jumped into the back. The argument continued inside the vehicle ...
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This is a case study on assault charges, Criminal Damage, and Breaching Intervention Order resulting in a good behaviour bond. What is alleged to have occured? The client was walking her dog past a neighbour’s house and noticed that the neighbour was filming her and others in the street. The ...
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The client was charged with: recklessly causing serious injury, recklessly cause injury, unlawful assault, and aggravated assault. What is alleged to have occured? The most serious allegation was that our client had used a bat to inflict the injury.
What happened at court? We represented the client at the Heidelberg ...
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