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      No Conviction for Multiple Domestic Violence Charges

      Recently Astor Legal appeared at Sydney District Court on behalf of a client who had pleaded guilty to a number of domestic violence charges. He was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, common assault and stalk/intimidate. The facts set out that our client was in Yamba with his wife and child on a holiday. […]

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      No Conviction for Domestic Violence Charges on Appeal

      Last week Astor Legal appeared at Sydney District Court on behalf of a client charged with a number of domestic violence charges. Originally he had been charged with Intentionally Choke, Common Assault, Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm and Stalk/Intimidate. In total there were six charges. We entered pleas of ‘not guilty’ to four of the […]

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      Bail Granted for Multiple Contravene AVO Charges at Liverpool Local Court
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      Last week Astor Legal appeared at Liverpool Local Court in relation to a bail application. Our client had initially been charged with Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm and Intimidation. He was granted bail by police. Shortly afterwards he was charged with contravene AVO. A few weeks later he was charged with another breach AVO offence […]

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      AVO Withdrawn Early Due to Representations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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