Alexander Wolf, Solicitor

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Alexander holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Deakin University and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from Australia National University. Alexander is admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia.

Alexander has been working in the legal industry for many years and is highly experienced in criminal and family law. He has a keen interest in advocacy and aims to provide practical and realistic outcomes for his clients.

Outside of the law, Alexander enjoys great food, music and sport, particularly the AFL, Cricket, and NBA. He worked in the music industry for a number of years before finishing his law degree, and still enjoys seeing live music whenever he gets the chance.

Accreditations & Memberships

  • Member of the Law Institute of Victoria

Success Stories and Publications

Adjourned Undertaking for Threat to Kill

Our solicitor Alexander Wolf represented a man from the Eastern suburbs who had been charged with making a threat to kill a 17-year-old girl. This charge is particularly serious, carrying a maximum penalty of a lengthy prison term.

The man was alleged to have made the threat over the phone due to an ongoing feud between his daughter and the victim. The client instructed that he felt he was only protecting his daughter.

Mr Wolf was able to identify that this was a desperate attempt by a father trying to protect his daughter. The client had later stated that he understood that what he did was unacceptable and was willing to address his anger management issues to ensure that this did not happen again.

The Magistrate accepted Mr Wolf’s submissions in relation to what had led to the offence and that the situation was a particularly emotional one. The man was sentenced without conviction, to an adjourned undertaking of 12 months, meaning the man must come back before the court in a year’s time if he has been in any further trouble and is otherwise dismissed. This sentence is an excellent result for such a serious charge.

This case demonstrates the value of high-quality legal representation by someone such as Alexander Wolf, who will explore the circumstances behind the offending and can convince the court to deal with a client leniently.

Rehabilitative Corrections Order for Offender with Long Criminal History

Solicitor Alexander Wolf represented a man from the Yarra Ranges area who had multiple charges ranging from unlicensed driving to possession of Methyl Amphetamine. The man came to see Mr Wolf the day before his court appearance.

On entering the court house, the man was apprehended by security with Methyl Amphetamine and prescription drugs. Upon being apprehended, he fled the court and when he returned he was arrested and charged with two further offences.

The majority of the charges against the man related to driving to and from work, despite only ever having held a Learner’s Permit. There were also charges relating to possession of methamphetamine, to which he was addicted. His prior criminal history was lengthy and included serious offending for which he had been in and out of prison for the past seven years. Mr Wolf engaged in negotiations with the prosecution while at court and managed to have some of the charges withdrawn based on weakness in the prosecution case or duplicity between charges.

Mr Wolf was able to identify that in all the client’s previous offending, he had never been sentenced to an order that included drug rehabilitation. Further, he identified through discussions with the man that his work was everything to him and was a strong pillar of support for him.

Mr Wolf made submissions to the court addressing the court’s concerns about the offending and arguing that the client required structured assistance from the court to address his drug problem. The man was sentenced to a 12-month Community Corrections Order with only rehabilitation-based conditions to ensure that he receives ongoing and structured support from the court.

This case demonstrates how high-quality legal representation by someone such as Alexander Wolf can assist in ensuring an offender’s personal circumstances are addressed by the Court and an appropriate rehabilitative sentence imposed.

Client Sentenced to Community Corrections Order for Child Pornography Offences

Our solicitor Alexander Wolf represented a 21-year-old man who had been charged with possession of child pornography and using a carriage service to access and transmit child pornography. These are serious charges that carry maximum penalties of lengthy terms of imprisonment.

The man had accessed images through the internet and saved them on his phone. He was cooperative with police and made admissions to possessing the material. He explained that he had stumbled across the material and had been accessing it for around two months.

As a result of negotiations with the prosecution, the Commonwealth charges were withdrawn in return for entering a plea of guilty to the Victorian offence.

Mr Wolf obtained psychological reports for the client, which indicated that the man’s immaturity was a determining factor in the offending. The matter was referred to the County Court where Mr Wolf drafted submissions addressing the objective seriousness of the offending and the subjective factors that were present in this matter including the man’s age, intelligence, sexual maturity and general maturity.

The young man was sentenced to a three-year Community Corrections Order with 250 hours community work as well as rehabilitation-based conditions to ensure that he receives ongoing and structured support. It is usual in these cases for a term of immediate imprisonment to be imposed with a non-parole period so this was a very good outcome for the client.

This case demonstrates the value of high-quality legal representation by someone such as Alexander Wolf, whose diligent research and gathering of expert evidence achieved a favourable outcome for a young client facing serious charges.

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