June 24, 2013

Apprehended domestic violence order (ADVO) and bail: Police v MN

Facts

MN was charged and had his police bail refused for breaching an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order with a violent act.

MN faced a prison sentence if found guilty. MN made an application for bail before the Local Court. If his bail remained refused until the time of his hearing, he would have lost his full time job. He also had two young children to look after. It would have been significantly difficult for MN to prepare his defence should he remain in custody until his hearing.

Outcome

Strict conditional bail was granted by the Local Court pending the finalisation of his matter. MN was required to enter into an agreement to forfeit $1000 surety without security and report daily to police.

Testimonial

“Peter I don’t know what I would have done if I didn’t get bail. I would have lost my job and my kids. I would have lost everything.” – MN

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