June 24, 2013

Breaching Apprehended Domestic Violence Order ADVO: Police v MN

Breach AVO – section 14 Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 – assault occasioning actual bodily harm – section 59 Crimes Act 1900 – application for bail – bail granted

Facts:

MN was charged for breaching an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order. Given the alleged breach was one of violence, MN faced a full time custodial sentence should the offences be proved. For this reason, police refused bail. MN applied for bail at the Local Court. If he remained in custody until the time of his hearing, he would have lost his full time job, and with two young children to look after and a defence to prepare, it would have been very difficult for him. Note that breaches of ADVOs are treated seriously by police and the courts.

Outcome:

See our bail case study page to discover what happened with this ADVO bail case.

Testimonial:

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

If you are facing an AVO or AVDO, contact O’Brien Solicitors on (02) 9261 4281 to set up a free appointment with the apprehended violence order defence lawyers in our Sydney office.