Stalk / intimidate, assault, domestic violence (AVO): DPP v GLR

Take/detain person with intent to obtain advantage (domestic violence), Section 86(1)(b) Crimes Act 1900 – aggravated enter dwelling with intent, Section 111(2) Crimes Act 1900 – common assault (domestic violence), Section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – stalk/intimidate with intent to cause fear of harm, Section 13 Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 – contravene apprehended violence order, Section 14 Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 – rehabilitation of client – sentenced to time served

Facts:

GLR was charged with several domestic violence-related offences following a serious invasion of his ex-partner’s house, despite being the subject of an AVO. GLR plead guilty to the offences.

Outcome:

During the sentencing hearing, it was submitted that GLR had completely rehabilitated himself since the incident. GLR had secured a new job, was no longer taking drugs, was in a new, stable relationship and had shown sufficient remorse during proceedings. Due to the strength of these submissions GLR was sentenced to the time that he had already spent in custody, and his matter was concluded without any further sentence.

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