Our 30-year-old client was charged with domestic violence charges and an AVO including assault occasioning actual bodily harm, common assault and stalk/intimidate offences against his wife.
Our client was seen by our senior associate Fouad Awada of CDLA at our Parramatta office who provided him with practical and realistic advice.
After our criminal lawyers carefully read the police’ evidence on the case, our client was advised on all the weaknesses of the police’s evidence and case.
Our client’s main concern, other than the fact that he didn’t commit the allegations, was the impact of a criminal conviction on his engineering job.
A conviction could see him without a job if he was to be convicted of these allegations by a court.
Our client maintained his plea of not guilty to all charges, on the advice of our senior associate criminal lawyer Fouad.
When the case went to hearing at the Liverpool local court before the Local Court Magistrate, the police, their witnesses and the alleged victim gave evidence- each were very effectively cross examined by Fouad in the court room.
The cross-examination by Fouad was so effective that the Magistrate came to the view that he could not entirely accept what the alleged victim’s version.
This then led to the court finding our client ‘not guilty’ to all charges, dismissing the charges and acquitting him.
Our client was able to maintain his job, and was very happy with the outcome- thanks to the hard work in preparation and effective in court advocacy by Fouad Awada.