Southport District Court
Overview of Case:
Our client was charged with stabbing her husband during a domestic incident at their home.
Our client had been a victim of domestic violence for a number of years. Our client and her husband had a verbal argument. Our client then grabbed a knife and stabbed her husband in the thigh, in which she said was self defense as she feared she may have been physically abused as she previously had been.
Our client had no previous criminal history.
The maximum penalty for wounding is 7 years imprisonment
After successful negotiations with the Director of Public Prosecutions, our client attended justice mediation with her husband. The parties were able to resolve the issues between them and address ways to prevent future domestic violence between the parties. The DPP then withdrew the charge against our client and she was dismissed.