CCO for Contravene Family Violence IVO

This is a case involving a sentence of CCO for Contravene Family Violence IVO. The matter was heard at the Magistrates’ Court and we provided criminal defence for the accused.

What is alleged to have occured?
Our client had a large consolidation of charges. It included some very serious criminal offences including Reckless Conduct Endanger Serious Injury. Due to the gravity of the situation, the client had spent some time in custody prior to the plea being conducted.

What happened at court?
We represented the client at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court on the charge of Contravene Family Violence Intervention Order (IVO). It was a particularly challenging case due to how the courts treat family violence cases.

What was the result?
The client was given another opportunity on a Correction Order, as opposed to a straight term of imprisonment. The reason the magistrate gave the client another opportunity on a Correction Order was a combination of factors, but the magistrate was particularly impressed with the client’s family support. Having support at court gave the magistrate the confidence that the client would have the support in the community to rehabilitate.

The sentence of a CCO for Contravene Family Violence IVO allowed the client to get the support in the community upon release from custody.

DISCLAIMER: This is a real case study of an actual case from our files. Details pertaining to the client have been changed to protect their privacy. The sentence imposed and the charge have not been altered. These case studies are published to demonstrate real outcomes and give an indication of possible tariffs in Court. We do not guarantee a similar case on these charges will get the same result. Please note that we post results at our discretion, therefore while many case studies are average results, others are notable for their exceptional outcomes. PUBLISHED 09/08/2017