Skilled Representation Mitigates Sentence: Client Receives Lower Imprisonment Term for Privacy Breach and Child Exploitation Charges in Brisbane
At Potts Lawyers, we are dedicated to providing exceptional legal representation to clients facing complex criminal charges.
In a recent case, our client faced three charges under sections 227A and 228B of the Criminal Code 1899 for Recording in Breach of Privacy and Making Child Exploitation Material in Brisbane.
With the expertise of our experienced lawyer and Director Mark Williams, we diligently advocated for our client’s rights and achieved a favourable outcome in the Brisbane District Court.
Effective Representation by Mark Williams
Our highly skilled lawyer and Director Mark Williams was entrusted with handling our client’s case.
With extensive knowledge of criminal law and a track record of success, Mark meticulously analysed the evidence, devised a strong strategy, and skilfully presented our client’s case in court.
Mitigation of Sentence
During the sentencing hearing, the prosecutor recommended a three-year imprisonment term as an appropriate penalty.
However, the Barrister instructed by Mark Williams argued for a reduced term of 12 to 18 months based on several mitigating factors. These factors included our client’s immediate remorse, admissions, and compliance with strict bail conditions.
Moreover, our client demonstrated good rehabilitation and insight into their offending, had no further instances of misconduct, and was considered a low risk of reoffending.
Their overall character and strong support network were also presented to the court.
Favourable Sentence Outcome
Despite the prosecutor’s recommendation for a higher term of actual imprisonment, the client received a head sentence of three years but a lower period of imprisonment of 9 months.
This means that our client will be released from prison after serving 9 months, which is 9 months less than what the prosecutor had sought.
Assistance with Child Protection Offender Registry (CPOR)
Following the sentence, our firm has provided comprehensive support to our client throughout the registration process with the Child Protection Offender Registry (CPOR).
We understand the importance of guiding clients through the necessary procedures and ensuring compliance with legal requirements.
The successful resolution of our client’s case underscores our commitment to providing exceptional legal services.
Thanks to the skilful representation by Mark Williams, our client received a significantly reduced imprisonment term, reflecting the mitigating factors presented during the sentencing hearing.
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