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No conviction recorded for out of character assault - Brisbane Magistrates Court

Fisher Dore Senior Associate Lauren Phelps appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court for a client who had been charged with an assault in a night club.

​Our client had taken offence to comments made by an employee of the club because the comments were lewd and derogatory towards women. The assault occurred when our client pushed the man who made the comments. As a result of this altercation, our client also received a three month Banning Notice that prevented him from entering the CBD or Fortitude Valley entertainment precincts.

Lauren submitted to the Court that it was out of character for her client to have committed this offence, and that he is of otherwise excellent character. Lauren had collated a number of glowing character references that were tendered on behalf of our client. ​

The Presiding Magistrate agreed that it was out of character and ordered that our client receive a good behaviour bond for a period of six months and that no conviction was recorded. ​

This fantastic result was achieved through Lauren’s successful negotiations with the prosecution, and persuasive advocacy. Needless to say, her client was very happy with the outcome.​


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