Our client was a sophisticated young lady studying at university. She was charged with common assault after an incident at a local hotel where she slapped the ex-girlfriend of her current boyfriend.
The ex-girlfriend has a history of bulling our client on Facebook, frequently driving past her house in an intimidating manner and taunting our client through text messages.
Our team of solicitors made representations to the police to amend the facts which painted our client in a much more favourable manner. As well as handing us character evidence and evidence of the impact of a conviction in employment. This was a critical to ensuring our client was in the best possible position to receive a section 10.
Our client pleaded guilty to the amended facts and the matter was heard before His Honour Prowse at Bankstown Local Court.
His Honour immediately indicated that he was disinclined to grant a section 10 without proof of the mitigating circumstances, constituted by the harassing behaviour of the victim.
Our solicitor called our client to give evidence, which provided proof that the behaviour of the victim constituted a degree of provocation which lead His Honour to exercise his discretion in granting our client the leniency of a section 10.
Our client was extremely relieved at the conclusion of the case and remains a young lady of good character.
This was an excellent result.