No Conviction – Reckless Wounding and Use Offensive Weapon Withdrawn!

The Complainant and our client were in a relationship and living together.

Our client had approached the complainant while they were asleep, woke them up and began to argue questioning the complainant about infidelity. The Argument grew heated between both parties.

As a result, our client slapped the complainant in the face and scratched their face causing lacerations. During this time, our client and the complainant continued to argue. The Complainant threatened to call the police and in response our client threw a mug towards the complainant. Our client then picked a broken piece of the mug and slashed towards the complainant which cut the skin of his abdomen.

No Conviction - Reckless Wounding and Use Offensive Weapon Withdrawn!Our client then left the complainant and proceeded to the kitchen where they have grabbed a knife with a 15cm blade. Our client approached the complainant again, screamed and threatened to harm themselves.

The complainant then tried to take the knife from our client which resulted in the knife causing a deep wound to their forearm.

Our client pushed the complainant and then picked up a vacuum cleaner and hit the complainant three times.

At this stage the Complainant has left the home and called the police. Police arrived on scene and spoke to the complainant and they were conveyed to the hospital for their injuries.

Police placed our client under arrested and they were conveyed to Granville Police Station and charged with five sequences of offences:

 

  1. Assault Occasioning actual bodily harm – Domestic Violence Related contrary to Section 59(1) of the Crimes Act 1900.
  2. Assault Occasioning actual bodily harm – Domestic Violence Related contrary to Section 59(1) of the Crimes Act 1900.
    Sequence 1 and 2 carry a maximum penalty of imprisonment for 5 years.
  3. Reckless Wounding – Domestic Violence Related Contrary to Section 35(4) of the Crimes Act 1900.
    Sequence 3 carries a maximum penalty of imprisonment for 7 years.
  4. Use/possess or attempt/threaten to use offensive weapon with intent to commit indictable offence contrary to Section 33B(1)(a) of the Crimes Act 1900.
    Sequence 4 carries a maximum penalty of imprisonment for 12 years.
  5. Common Assault – Domestic Violence Related contrary to Section 61 of the Crimes Act 1900.
    Sequence 5 carries a maximum penalty of imprisonment for 2 years and a fine of $5500.

Facing very serious charges which may result in full time imprisonment, our client wisely contacted the Oxford Lawyers Parramatta office where they retained Criminal Defence Solicitor Mr Zahir Zakaria.

After significant preparation, Mr Zakaria was able to resolve the matter by having the most serious charges withdrawn those being Reckless Wounding and using an Offensive Weapon with intent to commit an Indictable Offence. Our Client was sentenced in relation to the remaining offences. During the Sentence Proceedings, Mr Zakaria made strong submissions and convinced the Magistrate impose a Good Behaviour Bond without conviction!

Our client was thrilled with the result, not only had they evaded imprisonment but the charges did not result in a conviction! Our client thanked Mr Zakaria for his dedicated efforts to make this excellent result possible.

If you want to reach the best resolution, you’ll want Oxford Lawyers on the job. For immediate assistance, please contact Mr Zemarai Khatiz and the Oxford Lawyers team.

Call us on 0478 821 383 – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Oxford Lawyers – Criminal Lawyers Parramatta Located at 21 George Street, Parramatta 2150.

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