Our client is a 54-year-old who resides on the South Coast of NSW. He was accused of breaching an apprehended violence order.
Our client entered a plea of not guilty and a brief of evidence was served upon our office. Our client maintained that he did not breach the apprehended violence order as the no-contact order was for a period of 12 months. The prosecution argued that the apprehended violence order was for a period of 2 years and that our client should have known that the order was for 2 years.
Our client maintained that the order was for a period of 12 months.
The matter proceeded to hearing. The Court found that the apprehended violence order was for a 2-year period, however, the Court accepted that our client did not knowingly contravene.
The Court dismissed the charges.