Key Words: Stalk/intimidate intending to cause fear of physical or mental harm, Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007, s 13(1) – unlawful entry on inclosed lands, Inclosed Lands Protection Act 1901, s 4(1) – domestic violence offences – apprehended violence order (AVO) – matter dismissed
TS was the nephew of the complainant. It was alleged that TS caught a taxi to the complainant’s house. Upon getting out of the taxi, TS demanded money from the complainant to pay for the ride. TS then forced his way inside the house and took some food, before being pushed out of the house by the complainant. An apprehended violence order was later obtained protecting the complainant from TS.
O’Brien Solicitors represented TS on two occasions. On both appearances the complainant failed to attend court. On the second occasion the prosecution pulled the charges. The matter was dismissed and the AVO withdrawn.