November 25, 2015

Police v HD

Key Words:

Demand property with intent to steal – Crimes Act 1900 Section 99 – assault with intent to rob in company – Crimes Act 1900 Section 97 – intimidation with intent to cause fear of physical or mental harm – Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 Section 13 – reliability of witness – not guilty

Facts:

The complainant in the matter made several allegations against HD. The allegations claimed that HD had demanded money from the complainant several times over a course of months, sometimes violently. These allegations resulted in charges of intimidation and assault being laid against HD.

Outcome:

The case turned on the complainants evidence. In trial, O’Brien Solicitors was able to successfully discredit the complainant as a witness. As a result, a jury found HD not guilty of all charges.