Mental Health Act diversion for larceny offences

Recent Cases

Our client was charged with two counts of larceny committed in the Redfern area. Our client’s offending was marked by mental health issues. Accordingly, we made an application for our client’s matter to be diverted from criminal proceedings under section 32 of the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act. The Magistrate agreed and put our client on a treatment plan, avoiding conviction.