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Common Assault against a Qld Ambulance Service officer

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Offences:

Common Assault against a Qld Ambulance Service officer

Offences: Common assault

Solicitor: Lachlan O’Neill

Court: Southport Magistrates Court

Date:  September 2021

Maximum Penalty: 3 years imprisonment

Overview:

Our client was a 57 year old female who was charged with slapping a Qld Ambulance Service officer across the face while grossly intoxicated and under the effect of prescription medication.

While an Australian citizen, she was born in South Africa and held grave concerns that a conviction recorded against her for this offense would prohibit her from visiting her family still in South Africa.

In accordance with our advice, our client completed programs for Anger Management and Alcohol dependency before finalising her charge. Our client also provided a letter of apology to the Queensland Ambulance service officer involved.

Mr O’Neill appeared on sentence and made submissions regarding our client’s remorse, significant efforts towards rehabilitation, the impact the charges had already had upon her and the considerable impact recorded convictions would have upon on her future.

Ultimately the court accepted Mr O’Neill’s submissions placing our client on a bond to be of good behaviour for a period of 3 months and ordered that she pay the amount of $250.00 to Queensland Ambulance Service as compensation. The court did not record a conviction for this offence.

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Ultimately the court accepted Mr O’Neill’s submissions placing our client on a bond to be of good behaviour for a period of 3 months and ordered that she pay the amount of $250.00 to Queensland Ambulance Service as compensation. The court did not record a conviction for this offence.

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