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No conviction for assault with baseball bat

In April 2022, our client was charged with the following offences:

  • Common assault, contrary to section 61 of the Crimes Act 1900; and
  • Assault occasioning actual bodily harm, contrary to section 59(1) of the Crimes Act 1900.

Our client was involved in a domestic altercation with two victims. The assault involved a baseball bat which caused a laceration to one of the victim’s foreheads. 

In June 2022 our criminal lawyers represented our client at his sentence proceedings at the Downing Centre Local Court. The Court accepted the submissions.

The Magistrate found that the offence was objectively serious, however, after lengthy submissions, her Honour took into account the fact that there had been ongoing provocation from one of the victims, the extenuating circumstances surrounding the offending and our client’s subjective case. The Magistrate placed our client on conditional release order with no conviction.