Recklessly Cause Injury / Withdrawn

Case: Argument between sisters leads to police charges.

Our client was charged following an argument with her sister about cheating with her ex-partner. This led to a situation with pushing and shoving and an allegation of choking. Our client made admissions in relation to the incident.

Charges/ Ch1(recklessly cause injury), Ch2(Unlawful Assault)

Result/ All charges withdrawn

Our lawyer argued that our client’s admission was inadmissible due to it being procured by a Victoria Police trial of using body worn camera recordings of a complainant’s interview. Our lawyer found out that to be admissible, the recording needed to have been backed up by a written statement by the complainant. In this case the complainant was unwilling to make a statement against her sister. Without our client’s admissions, police agreed to withdraw all charges.

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