Reckless Conduct Endangering Life / Jail Avoided

Case: taking the law into your own hands. Vigilante Accused of Ramming Truck Into vehicle of offender harassing his female partner.

Our client received a call from his partner who was frantic as she explained that a known offender was chasing her vehicle and she was unable to get away despite having contacted police. It was alleged that our client drove a truck in a reckless manner rushing to the aid of his partner and had located them and smashed his truck into the known offenders vehicle. It was further alleged that our client had armed himself with a pole and had emerged from his truck striking the the known offender who had to emerge from the passenger side due to the extensive damage to the vehicle he was in.

Charges/ Ch1 (Reckless Conduct Endangering Life); Ch2 (Reckless Conduct Endangering Serious Injury); Ch3 (dangerous driving); Ch4 (Careless driving), Charge 5 (Unlawful Assault Using A 4.5 Tonne Truck And Metal Pole); Ch6 (Unlawful assault)

Result/ Withdrawn: Ch1, 2, 3, 5, 6 

Plea Guilty: Ch4: $800 fine without conviction, no interference with licence

Our client contacted one of our lawyers immediately after the incident and accordingly declined an interview with police as it was intended for him to be interviewed as a suspect and not a witness. He was later charged with 6 offences however police failed to investigate the harassment of the known offender and our lawyer managed to apply the necessary pressure on the police Informant and police prosecutors raising the failure of the police Informant to properly investigate the circumstances of the incident. Our lawyer obtained the 000 call which our client’s partner made and ensured that the police Informant conducted further investigation which lead to the known assailant also being charged. 

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