CCO for Contravene Family Violence IVO

This is a case involving a CCO for Contravene Family Violence IVO.
Our client had a large consolidation of charges. It included some very serious charges including Reckless Conduct Endanger Serious Injury. The client had spent some time in custody prior to the plea being conducted.
Hester Kelly represented the client at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court for the charge of Contravene Family Violence IVO.
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.

Hester KellyHester Kelly

Hester is based at our Melbourne office and was admitted to practice in 2014. She previously worked as an Associate to Judge Howard in the County Court of Victoria and was also a solicitor advocate at another Melbourne criminal law firm before becoming a member of Doogue + George.

Hester graduated with First Class Honours in Law in 2012 from Monash University, with a degree in Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws. She completed two internships at the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law and has volunteered with the HIV/Aids Legal Centre in Melbourne.

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