Community Release Order without Conviction for slapping her husband
In a domestic violence case, Gemma* was charged with common assault after slapping her husband in an argument. Gemma had no prior record and was actively involved in community work.
Gemma’s husband was supportive of his wife and took responsibility for his role in the argument at the sentence hearing.
The Court considered the mitigating factors in Gemma’s case and exercised its discretion not to record a conviction. Despite the charge arising in a domestic violence setting, the Court found it appropriate to impose a sentence of a Community Release Order without conviction for a period of 12 months.
In conclusion, Gemma was able to avoid a conviction and receive a Community Release Order due to the mitigating circumstances in her case.
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*Names have been changed for client confidentiality