Section 32, dismissal, for hospital stabbing

Nurse at an operation

Criminal lawyer Joseph Correy has continued his run of successful section 32 applications under the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990. On Friday, Mr Correy was successful in having a charge of reckless wounding, involving a nurse being stabbed multiple times, dismissed pursuant to s 32 without a conviction being recorded against his client. The case was extremely complicated, involving the criminal defences of automatism and mental illness. Other recent dismissals Mr Correy has obtained under section 32 include dealing with $42,000 of proceeds of crime and multiple charges of assaulting police officers.

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