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      AVO Withdrawn Early Due to Representations
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      Our client is a 32-year-old man from America living with his husband in Australia. Police were called to their house after a complaint was made by their neighbours who suspected a domestic incident. Our client and his partner explained to police that our client had recently had major surgery following a motor vehicle accident and […]

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      Section 14 Mental Health Application Granted for Third Domestic Violence Charge

      Our client was a 47-year-old senior financial analyst working for one of the ‘big four’ banks. He had been married to his wife for over fifteen years and the pair had two children together. Ten years ago our client pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges which were dealt with by way of a Section 10 […]

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      Conviction Overturned on Appeal at Parramatta District Court

      Last month Astor Legal appeared at Parramatta District Court in relation to an appeal of a domestic violence assault. Our client had appeared self-represented at Fairfield Local Court where he was convicted of common assault. Despite our client’s assertions that he was innocent, the Magistrate found that our client had punched and slapped his wife […]

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      Bail Granted & then Not Guilty to Intentionally Choke, Assault & Intimidation Charges

      Recently Astor Legal appeared at Downing Centre Local Court in relation to a client charged with a number of domestic violence charges including Intentionally Choke, Common Assault, Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm and Stalk/Intimidate. Police alleged that our client had become engaged in a heated argument with his wife in the kitchen. This argument then […]

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      No Conviction for Domestic Violence Offences

      Our client is a 35-year-old father living in Zetland with his pregnant wife and 7-year-old child. He had recently completed a university degree in project management and was searching for work. Prior to finding a job he was charged with stalk/intimidate and destroy/damage property over an incident in the family home. Police alleged that our […]

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      AVO Withdrawn By Police After Representations
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      Our client is a well-known media personality who is also a board member of a domestic violence charity. He was on holiday with his wife and two children in the NSW South Coast when an incident occurred between himself and his wife. Police were called to the scene. When they arrived they video recorded a […]

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      Section 32 for Serious Domestic Violence Charges

      Recently, our senior lawyers were able to persuade a Magistrate at Parramatta Local Court to dismiss serious domestic violence charges against our client. Police had alleged that our client was trying to take money from his parents. When they refused to provide him with the money, it was alleged that he had attempted to choke […]

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      Section 32 for Multiple Breach AVO Charges

      Our senior lawyers appeared at Blacktown Local Court recently to defend an indigenous client. Our client had three (3) charges of Contravene AVO dismissed today after we made a successful Section 32 Application. The breaches related to over 100 messages being sent by our client to the Person In Need of Protection over a short […]

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      Domestic Violence Charges Withdrawn and Dismissed

      Our team recently appeared at Mount Druitt Local Court for a defended Hearing on domestic violence charges. Our client was an elderly businessman who was facing two sets of domestic violence charges. The first set of charges involved using a carriage service to menace. The second set of charges included common assault and contravene AVO. […]

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      Not Guilty to Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm and AVO dismissed

      Our client is a 28-year-old woman who came to Australia from Tanzania on a partner visa. She had been with her partner for 5 years and the pair had been married for the last 3 years. Police had alleged that one evening, while she was at home with her partner she had stabbed him twice […]

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