Conviction overturned for spitting at bouncer

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Our client was charged with common assault and fail to quit premises. He was refused entry while trying to enter a pub after celebrating a friend’s engagement. He got in an argument with the bouncer and spat on the ground. The bouncer then attacked our client and our client was arrested. We advised our client to plead not guilty. The fail to quit premises charge was the wrong charge and was dismissed under a statute of limitations. The assault charge was upheld after a hearing. We lodged an appeal with the District Court, and after viewing the relevant CCTV footage, the Judge agreed with our submissions and overturned the conviction.