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Criminal Law

10th January, 2016

Facts:

  1. Our client was in Australia on a Student Visa and was a hard working student.
  2. He was in Australia without any family, and his only support network was his friends.
  3. He met a girl at church and they started dating.
  4. Their relationship progressed very quickly and became sexual early on.
  5. After approximately one month, she made allegations that our client sexually assaulted her.
  6. He had no prior offences and denied assaulting her.
  7. The DPP refused to drop the charges, however, advised us they would consider a lesser charge.
  8. Our client insisted he was innocent and the matter proceeded to trial with a jury.
  9. The jury came back within 30 minutes with a NOT GUILTY verdict.

 

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