I have been to a police station for a matter of stalking, but have not been charged yet. I have given a 'no comments'

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Customer: I have been to a police station for a matter of stalking, but have not been charged yet. I have given a 'no comments' interview
JA: Do you have any upcoming court dates on the stalking charges?
Customer: Yes 22/12/2020
JA: In what state did the stalking occur?
Customer: Victoria
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: That my intentions were never wrong
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Hi, I’m John Melis, solicitor, and I am in Australia. I want to thank you for taking the time to speak with me today. Your question means a lot to me. If I were in your position, I would feel just as you do. If I understand you correctly I suggest the following:

There are various defences that you can raise to assist in minimising the penalty that will apply.

Some of these defences include sudden emergency, duress, compulsion, coercion, provocation.

One of the main supporting factors in running your case is to obtain affidavits in support of your position. These affidavits are character references to your person. The affidavit should detail the person who signs it, knows of the offence, and that you still hold a positive character. You should obtain a minimum of three character references in support.

Also usually when an event happens, there is always a reason for it to occur, and especially when you are on the defensive side, you can reduce the penalty level by providing some information as to what is happening in your life. One of the appropriate ways to achieve this is through a psychologist report which is court ready. To obtain this report, what you will need to do, is have at least a minimum of 3 visits with a psychologist who can then prepare the statement in support of your current state of mind and what such incident did occur.

Stresses in people’s lives can have an enormous impact on what happens to a person.

A well-rounded defence will cover various aspects of the incident and why that incident occurs.

You have a legal right to protect your interests in this situation.

​I thank you kindly for reaching out today.

I appreciate your assistance with a rating of five stars, as this helps me support the community.

If there is anything else, big or small, that I can help you with today, please let me know?

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