Assault / Withdrawn

Case: Reasonable force for false imprisonment.

Our client had an argument with his partner and packed his bags to leave the residence. His partner prevented him from leaving and he moved her out of the doorway accidentally tripping over a bag.

Charges/ Ch1 (unlawful assault)

Result/ Ch 1:  withdrawn

Our lawyer submitted that the complainant had unlawfully detained our client, he had no other avenue to leave and could use reasonable force to leave the premises which is a defence to the assault charge.

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