All Public Order Charge Case Studies

Below are all of our published public order charge case studies.

This is a case study on a sentence of adjourned undertaking for Behave in an Indecent Manner. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with two (2) offences involving public nudity, one being much more serious than the other. Before and after the conduct, the client was ...
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This is a case study on a bail application for Arson whilst on CCO for similar offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was on a Community Correction Order for Arson charges when it was alleged that he had committed further offences. The new offending resulted in further ...
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This is a case study on withdrawing an Affray charge. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Affray along with 10 others following an incident at a local restaurant in Sunshine. It began between 2 rival groups resulting in a significant damage to the restaurant and ...
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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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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 charges of Carry Out Building Work Without Permit resulting in a fine without conviction. Our client ran his own earth moving and retaining wall business. He had been engaged to build a retaining wall for a man who was conducting works on his property ...
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This is a case study on building works without permit resulting in a good behaviour bond. What is alleged to have occured? The client contacted our firm after receiving a charge and summons to attend court for an offence committed under the Building Act. The client had constructed an elevated ...
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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 be ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for Possess More Than Twice Catch Limit of Abalone. What is alleged to have occured? Authorised officers of the Fisheries Act intercepted our client with more than twice the catch limit of Greenlip abalone. He was refused diversion when his ...
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This is a case study on an unconditional dismissal for Light Fire on Total Fire Ban Day. Our client attended our office for a consultation after a Magistrate refused his application for court diversion for an offence of Lighting a Fire on a Total Fire Ban Day. A Court diversion ...
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Our client was charged with several offences under section 126 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Vic) related to destroying tress without permit. The case was unusual as it involved a prosecution based upon absolute liability. Many offences in our justice system require the prosecution to prove that the ...
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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 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 charges of Criminal Damage and Wilful Damage resulting in a diversion. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was riding his motorcycle at around 8pm. He noticed a car that was travelling quite close to him to his right hand side, and then ...
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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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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 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 study on a charge of Obscene Exposure where investigation was eventually closed. What is alleged to have occured? The police attended our client’s home where he was arrested for indecent exposure. It had been reported by the neighbouring property that he had exposed himself to people ...
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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 of drunk stealing resulting in a diversion. Despite the relatively minor nature of the offending and our client’s co-operation, the police did not initially recommend diversion. Hence an application for diversion was submitted through the police informant. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was ...
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This is a case resulting in a diversion for Upskirting and Behaving in an Indecent Manner in a Public Place. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged with going into a public toilet and entering a cubicle next to one which had been occupied by another ...
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This is a case of Obscene Exposure resulting in a not guilty verdict. What is alleged to have occured? An off-duty police officer alleged that she had observed our client exposing and fondling his penis. It was late at night and the officer was walking to her car following an ...
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This is a case of applying for a court diversion for an Affray charge. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a 28-year old male who had gone out for a night of celebrations with his cousins and wife. The group attended a fast food venue in St ...
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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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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 a charge of Obsecene Exposure resulting in the case being adjourned and the charge ultimately withdrawn. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a 15-year old child who had never been in trouble before. He was charged with two charges of wilful ...
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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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