Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm
AOBH attracts a maximum of 7 years imprisonment.
Our client was involved in a public place altercation with also generally attracts community service by the Defendant.
Whilst our instructions were to plead guilty, further evidence uncovered video footage that was favourable towards our client. Taking the time to request and review this footage, we were able to draft submissions. This opened the door for case conference with prosecution to attain a happy medium for all involved. Other issues that required attention was community service work as our client was working two jobs and a conviction being recorded could have had an adverse effect.
Our client was fined a total of $1,500 including a $500 restitution payment to the victim. We averted community service and importantly, there was no recording of a conviction.