Case: Group Road Rage After Tradie Cut-Off Car Causing Wheel Damage.
Our client was driving with some friends asked to assist when one of their girlfriend’s vehicles was cut-off by a tradie causing tyre damage. They found the tradie and made him undress to his underwear, took his mobile phone and told him he would pay for the tyre damage.
Charges/ Ch1 (robbery); Ch2 (false imprisonment); Ch3 (unlawful assault); Ch4 (blackmail)
Result/ Ch1, 3, 4: withdrawn; Ch2: 16 month Community Corrections Order
BCL lawyer negotiated the charge to a single count of robbery by complicity as there was evidence that he blocked the door of the tradie’s vehicle. The CCO was imposed as our client had priors for similar offending, however he avoided jail and an expensive trial.