Jona Villanueva, Solicitor

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Jona Villanueva holds a Bachelor of Laws from Bond University and has completed her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice through the College of Law.

Jona’s studies have allowed her to focus her expertise in corporate and commercial law. Passionate about providing great legal advice and advocacy, Jona is excited to gain further experience in all of Go To Court Lawyers’ practice areas.

In her free time, Jona enjoys great food, travel and sport.

Accreditations & Memberships

  • Member of the Law Institute of Victoria

Success Stories and Publications

Charges Withdrawn for Breaching Alcohol Interlock Condition

Our solicitor Jona Villanueva represented a 48-year-old for a breach of alcohol interlock condition charge, by starting the vehicle in a way other than by the person blowing directly into the appropriate part of the approved alcohol interlock.

The case involved obtaining medical material to support that our client’s blood alcohol limit could be impacted by consuming certain food products, due to their existing medical conditions. Furthermore, our solicitor reviewed the Brief of Evidence, guidelines of the interlock conditions, and held discussions with the Prosecution.

Our representation and submissions to Prosecution resulted in the withdrawal of the charge laid against our client. This was achieved by providing the Prosecution with medical material and making submissions with respect to both the legislation and the Guidelines provided by the interlock supplier. These stated that the motor vehicle fitted with the interlock device will operate if the driver blows a BAC level below 0.02.

This case illustrates that with quality representation, a charge can be withdrawn by Prosecution with a sufficently well-prepared case brief. Our solicitor Jona Villanueva ensured that she understood the law relating to interlock devices and made submissions to Prosecution to obtain the fairest possible result for her client.

This case clearly illustrates the importance of legal representation and the value of a professional, well-organised solicitor like Jona Villanueva who will fight for the best outcome for her clients.

Good Behaviour Bond for Four Assault-Based Offences

Our solicitor Jona Villanueva represented a 34-year-old at the Werribee Magistrates Court on 18 October 2017 in relation to the following charges:

  1. Intentionally causing injury;
  2. Recklessly causing injury;
  3. Unlawful assault with a weapon; and
  4. Unlawful assault.

The case involved an offence that was committed from an altercation at a licensed venue in Werribee. The accused was charged with the offences as the victim suffered minor injuries to his skull and the Police believed there was a weapon involved.

Our representation in Court resulted in the withdrawal of the first three charges and the accused being sentenced to an Undertaking of Good Behaviour on the charge of unlawful assault.

This was achieved by preparing for the case thoroughly and the successful summary case conference with Prosecution on the day of Court. It was argued that the victim’s injuries did not correlate to a weapon being used. Furthermore, the minor injury sustained by the victim was not from a reckless behaviour by the accused.

This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Jona Villanueva who will review your Brief of Evidence and examine the background to the offence to achieve the best possible outcome.

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