Southport Children’s Court of Queensland
Overview of Case:
Our client was charged with raping a friend while their friend was visiting their home. The parties were both under 18 years of age. The maximum penalty for this offence is life imprisonment.
Our client maintained that they wished to plead guilty to the offence and was accepting of the facts as alleged by police. Our client was at a real risk of serving time in juvenile detention for the offence.
We provided our client a detailed list of preparations to complete prior to finalizing the matter in court. This included things like a presentence report, drug and alcohol rehabilitation and references. Our client completed their preparations as suggested.
Our client was convicted and sentenced to 3 years’ probation. This was a great result given the facts of the charge.