Assault & Violent Offences
A marked increase in crimes of violence has given rise to tougher laws, increased vigilance by the police and stiffer sentences by our Courts. Many offences which previously attracted a fine and/or probation now carry the distinct possibility of a jail term. These cases are often media sensitive and they evoke powerful emotional responses and pressure from a misinformed public to convict and imprison.
Patrick Fagan has successfully defended cases of this nature ranging from common assault to aggravated assault, possession of pepper spray to possession of automatic weapons and explosives, home invasion to armed robbery and uttering threats to sexual assault.