Criminal Law
October 20, 2022

The following case study is an example of the kind of Assault matters we deal with at Nardi Lawyers.

The Charges

Our client was facing the following charges:

  • Recklessly Cause Injury;
  • Unlawful Assault; and 
  • Criminal Damage.

Our client had no criminal priors at the time of the offending.

What the police alleged

Our client allegedly assaulted a former friend causing injury, as well as causing damage to their property. The police summary was missing critical information on the way in which the incident occurred.

How Nardi Lawyers helped

During negotiations with the Prosecution, Nardi Lawyers raised a significant number of legal issues, after careful and detailed analysis of the evidence provided, as well as instructions provided by our client. We disputed that our client caused any injury to the Complainant. 

The Prosecution accepted our argument and agreed to withdraw the charge of Recklessly Cause Injury.

The version of events which our client explained to us was critical in amending the allegations in the police summary and the withdrawing of the Recklessly Cause Injury charge.


Our client pleaded guilty to the charges of Unlawful Assault and Criminal Damage.

In Court, we tendered character references, psychologist reports and gave submissions on our client’s behalf after significant preparation and detailed interviews with our client.

Our client was sentenced to an Undertaking to be of good behaviour for a period of 24 months without conviction.

If you have been charged with similar offences, we recommend that you call our office today, so we can help you achieve the best outcome possible.

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