Charged with assault after an argument gone wrong: Police v EPH

On and off relationship leads to assault

Assault - Criminal Defence SolicitorsEPH and the victim had been in an on-off relationship for over a year-and-a-half. The facts agreed on by both parties were that EPH and the victim had been drinking together at a pub, before staff ejected them from the pub for arguing. EPH and the victim walked back to EPH’s place. They began to argue again when they reached EPH’s backyard. During the course of the argument, EPH pushed the victim backwards with two open hands, causing her to fall back onto the ground.

Plea negotiation sees charges withdrawal

Prior to the case going to trial, O’Brien Solicitors represented EPH in a plea negotiation. As a result of the plea negotiation, other charges against EPH were withdrawn and he agreed to plead guilty to the above incident of common assault. The court delivered a non-conviction order on the condition that EPH enter into an 18-month good behaviour bond.

If you’re facing assault charges, contact our assault lawyers right now. We can help you get the best possible result in court, even getting the prosecution to withdraw or downgrade the charges.

  • College students
  • plea negotiation
  • other charges withdrawn
  • common assault
  • Section 61 Crimes Act 1900
  • plea of guilty
  • non-conviction order, with a good behaviour bond
  • served with an AVO
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