There’s always more to it than what the media want you to believe

Below is a link to a court story by the Geelong Advertiser which featured one of our criminal law clients.

The headline which accompanied the story was ‘Police station attacker walks free without conviction’.

But it wasn’t as simple as that. Indeed, it never is.

Did this man commit these serious criminal acts? Yes, he did. Indeed, he pleaded guilty, as the story points out.

Did he deserve to ‘walk free without conviction’? Yes, he did.

This is where a good criminal lawyer can make the world of difference. This man absolutely deserved to walk free. Further, as was pointed out by Mr von Einem during the plea hearing, the client did not deserve a conviction recorded against him. And the court agreed. This was for a multitude of reasons, many of which revolved around mental health concerns.

As such, next time you read or view a court story in the media, we ask you not to jump to conclusions. Read the whole story. Look at it with your defence lawyer hat on. This is what we do and this is what we specialise in.

The results speak for themselves.

Please have a read of the story in full here.