In early 2019 our client, a prisoner at the Woodford Correctional Centre, was charged with Obstructing a Staff Member and Serious Assault of a Corrective Services Officer.
The offence of Serious Assault of a Corrective Services Officer carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 7 years imprisonment.
The court brief stated that our client was acting suspiciously and was suspected to have been concealing dangerous drugs on his person in the prison yard. Our client was subject to a removal of clothing search and at this time, our client was alleged to have collided with a Correctional Services Officer causing her to fall back in a whip-like motion.
Our office received instructions from our client who denied any hard collision to the Officer. Our office obtained the CCTV footage and Body-Worn camera footage and Zoe Kansky completed a submission on behalf of our client which saw the Serious Assault offence discontinued by Prosecutions.
Ms Kansky represented our client in the Caboolture Magistrates Court for a plea of guilty to the Obstruction offence and he was sentenced to 1-month imprisonment to be served concurrently to his existing sentence.
If you are interested in our criminal lawyers acting on your behalf, please do not hesitate to contact Zoe Kansky on 3009 8489.