Assault / contravening an Apprehended Violence Order: Police v FH

section 59 Crimes Act 1900 – section 14 Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 – security officer – pleas of not guilty – charges dismissed – section 10 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act
Assault occasioning actual bodily harm and
breach AVO

FH was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and contravening an Apprehended Violence Order. It was extremely important that FH be found not guilty, because not only did he assert his innocence, he was a security officer and a conviction, or even a finding of guilt would have jeopardised his livelihood.


FH pleaded not guilty and his matter was listed for hearing before the Downing Centre Local Court in Sydney. The matter proceeded to hearing and the court could not be satisfied that FH was guilty of the two offences beyond reasonable doubt. The criminal charges against FH were dismissed via a Section 10.


“Thank you so much for your hard work on my case. I was so worried I was going to go to jail for something I didn’t do. I was also worried about losing my security licence if I was convicted of a criminal offence.” – FH 

Contact O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors on (02) 9261 4281 to set up a free appointment with the defence lawyers in our Sydney office. 24 hour phone / text: 0421 373 961

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