GL – No conviction for client charged with common assault

Common assault charge for slapping husband

Couple arguing could lead to domestic violence situationPolice charged GL with common assault when she slapped her husband in an argument.

However, GL’s husband was supportive of his wife and took responsibility for his role in the argument at the sentence hearing.

GL had no prior record and had heavy involvement in community work.

Community release order without conviction

The Court took into account the mitigating factors regarding the circumstances of the offending in GL’s case.

Despite the charge arising in a domestic violence setting, the Court accepted that this was appropriate to exercise its discretion not to record a conviction.

Consequently, GL got a sentence of a Community Release Order without conviction for a period of 12 months.

  • Common Assault,
  • s 61 Crimes Act 1900,
  • Community Correction Order,
  • Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 Section 9(1)(b)

If you are facing assault charges, contact our criminal defence lawyers today.

O’Brien Criminal & Civil Solicitors
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p: 02 9261 4281
a: Level 4, 219-223 Castlereagh St,
Sydney NSW 2000

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