CASE STUDY: ASSAULT POLICE CHARGE WITHDRAWN

Posted by jamie.mclachlan on 24 June 2014

Charges of assaulting a police officer in the execution of his duty and of resisting arrest were withdrawn against our client at a Sydney Court.

Our client, a 19 year old Sydney man, was charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest after an incident in the Sydney CBD in January of this year. Our client denied the allegations and the matter was listed for a defended hearing in the Local Court.

On the day of the hearing Streeton Lawyers held discussions with the prosecutor and argued that the charges could not be made out due to legal and factual problems with the prosecution’s case. Consequently, the charges were withdrawn and dismissed.

Our client had no prior convictions and was obviously very pleased with the outcome.

By Jamie McLachlan