DPP v JF

Key Words: Common Assault – Section 10 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act Good Behaviour Bond

Facts:

JF was charged with one count of common assault while involved in a disagreement while attempting to care for his elderly mother.

Outcome: 

O’Brien successfully helped the client avoid a recorded conviction. Instead, an order was made under s 10 (1) (b), which provided for immediate discharge subject to a good behaviour bond of 12 months duration.