June 24, 2013

Police v JV

Key Words: Assault police – section 60 Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 – contravene AVO – section 14 Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 – plea of not guilty

Facts:

JV was charged with assaulting a police officer in the execution of duty and contravening a condition of an Apprehended Violence Order. JV pleaded not guilty and defended his charges. Several police officers gave evidence about the assault and contravention. Evidence was called in the defence case.

Outcome:

The prosecution did not prove its case against JV beyond reasonable doubt and both charges against JV were dismissed.

Testimonial:

“I am so grateful for everything you have done for my son (JV). I knew the truth about what had happened and I am so thankful for everything you did Peter. I didn’t want my son having a criminal record for something he didn’t do” – DV