July 29, 2019

GC – Successful outcome for client involved in family dispute

Facts: Common assault, stalking or intimidation, resisting an officer

GC was allegedly involved in a family dispute when police were called by a family member. Police arrived at the scene and charged him with:

  • common assault (section 61 Crimes Act 1900(NSW),
  • stalking/intimidation with intent to cause fear of physical or mental harm (section 13(1) Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 (NSW),
  • and resisting an officer while in the execution of his or her duty (section 58 Crimes Act 1900 (NSW).

GC denies he assaulted anyone and did not want a criminal record.

Outcome: Charges dismissed with costs awarded

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors successfully represented GC at Burwood Local Court. The Magistrate dismissed all charges against GC, acquitting him of all charges. Costs were awarded in the sum of $8,000 to GC.