Decision: 4 Months Jail
Client previously convicted of manslaughter, assault, and aggravated assault on his previous criminal record, which was considered significantly aggravating.
Counsel negotiated a plea to 2 counts on the 7-count indictment successfully having 5 counts Stayed. Counsel was successful in advocating that a Step-Up from a previous 10-month jail sentence for a similar offence was inappropriate given the circumstances.
The accused was sentenced to 4 months time served, his lowest sentence for an offence of this type in 15 years.