The Charges: Possession of an Unregistered Firearm (Weapons Offence)
Common Assault (Domestic Violence)
Willful damage (Domestic Violence)
Court Attended: Southport Magistrates Court
Attendance Date: 10 January 2018
Overview of Case:
Our client was initially charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm, common assault, willful damage and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. The charge of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle comes with an automatic license suspension for 6 months, however our client requires his license for work purposes. He had already fixed the damage which resulted in the willful damage charge. The client was also significantly concerned about convictions being recorded as it meant he would have lost his weapons license which they have held for some time.
After carefully constructed submissions were made to the department of police prosecutions, the charge of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle was substituted with a charge of driving without due care and attention, meaning that our client was able to keep his license. For the balance of the charges, after carefully worded submissions to the Court, our client was fined $750 and no convictions were recorded, which meant that they were able to keep their weapons license.
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