Good behaviour bond only for assaulting a taxi driver

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Newtown Local Court – December 2015

Our client was a young labourer charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm of a taxi driver and failing to pay his cab fare. At hearing, we made the small win of challenging the prosecution’s application to correct a defect in the Court Attendance Notice, which meant that our client was not up for the taxi fare and any accompanying fine. The magistrate did not accept our client’s argument that he punched the taxi driver in self-defence, however, we managed to persuade the magistrate to impose a good behaviour bond rather than a community service order so that our client would not lose his construction job in the CBD.

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