Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm.
Southport Magistrates Court
Overview of Case:
Our client was charged with assaulting a taxi driver whilst being transported home after a night of drinking causing the victim bodily harm. The maximum penalty for this offence is 7 years imprisonment. Our client wished to plead guilty to the offence and was accepting of the facts as alleged by police. We provided our client a detailed list of preparations to complete prior to finalizing the matter in court. This included things like alcohol and drug rehabilitation, counselling, urinalysis, a psychologist report and references. Our client completed their preparations as recommended.
Our client was convicted and sentenced to 18 months’ probation. This was a great result given the facts of the charge.