Streeton Lawyers this week represented a 22 year old client charged with various offences of intimidation and subsequently Breaching an Apprehended Violence Order. Our client denied both charges.
The allegations followed a lengthy dispute between our client’s family and the person making the criminal complaint.
When the initial charges were heard in court, pleas of not-guilty were immediately entered on our client’s behalf. Streeton Lawyers ensured the matter was listed for hearing as soon as possible, and we assisted our client in gathering his own witnesses to the incidents.
The matter proceeded to hearing on Monday at the Downing Centre Local Court. The prosecution witnesses were cross-examined, and we then called evidence on our client’s behalf.
The magistrate ultimately found that he could not be satisfied that the offences had been committed by our client. Accordingly, all charges were either dismissed or withdrawn.
Our client and his family were incredibly relieved.
Charges of intimidation and breaching an AVO are serious offences and carry maximum penalties of 5 years and 2 years imprisonment.