Unlawful Assault / Withdrawn

Case: Couple’s argument leads to assault charge.

Our client was in an abusive relationship and on a work visa. His partner forbid him from speaking to his parents and family overseas. On the day of the incident, he called his family and his partner found out and she hit him with some furniture. He tried to restrain her to calm her down. She called the police alleging she was assaulted and our client charged.

Charges/ Ch1 (unlawful assault)

Result/ Charge withdrawn

Our lawyer obtained extensive character evidence of previous false complaints made to police by our client’s partner in their home country, as well as a counselling report that recommended his partner attend an anger management course. Police took on board our submission and agreed to withdraw the charge.

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