Case: Withdrawal of charges for family violence incident.
Our client’s partner had mental health issues. She alleged our client kicked open a door that damaged a wall and pushed her over. Our client denied that he assaulted or caused any damage. He explained in his police interview that the wall was already damaged and that he didn’t touch his partner.
Charges/ Ch1 (unlawful assault); Ch 2 (criminal damage)
Result/ All charges withdrawn
Our client’s partner did not want our client charged and made a statement of no complaint. Our lawyer negotiated with police to have the charges withdrawn after a case review and lack of evidence against our client. Our client was applying for Permanent Residency which would have been affected if the charges were not withdrawn.