June 24, 2013

Police v KA


KA was a 21 year old university student who, at the completion of her studies, celebrated by drinking a large amount of alcohol in town with her friends.  Having been ejected from a licensed premises, she became involved in a violent altercation with a security officer.  Immediately after the argument she picked up a glass bottle and threw it at the security officer, causing a laceration under his eye. KA was charged by police with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.  She pleaded guilty to the charge.


After hearing submissions and taking into account the contents of a pre-sentence report, the Local Court magistrate ordered that she perform 50 hours community service work.


I was so worried that I would go to jail. So many of my friends had told me that people go to jail for glassings, so I had been preparing for the worst. You presented the case so well, I was really impressed and grateful. Thanks Peter.”  – KA