Good behaviour bond for two assault police offences – Manly Local Court

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Our client was a young woman charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and two charges of assault and resist police in execution of duty. She displayed mental health issues at the time of offending, and additionally had a recent family tragedy to grapple with. We made a forceful application for diversion under the Mental Health Act, and while his Honour was sympathetic, he said he had no choice but to proceed by way of conviction, due to the serious nature of the multiple assaults upon police. Our client was convicted and put on a good behaviour bond with conditions of treatment under a mental health plan.