Compensation and fine make an “expensive lesson” for man convicted of assault

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€2,000 in compensation and a €500 fine make an “expensive lesson” for man convicted of assault.

Abrasonis Vytautas (25), staying at the Savoy Hostel, was convicted of assaulting Sean Debrun at St. Brendan’s Avenue, Woodquay on July 2, 2016 at the District Court this week.

He was charged under Section 2 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act, which covers assault offences on the lower end of the scale.

Vytautas pleaded guilty at a previous hearing where he was given time to pay compensation to his victim. The injured party was not present at the sentencing hearing, but was happy to receive compensation.

He paid in three installments of €300, €1,000, and €700, paying off the last of the court ordered compensation at this hearing.

“It’s been an expensive lesson.” admitted Vytautas’ solicitor. Since the time of the incident, he said, his client has had a child which has matured him.

Despite this Judge Fahy said she wasn’t going to leave Vytautas without a conviction after committing assault. He received a €500 fine with six months to pay.