Plea of Guilty: Contravene Family Violence Intervention Order

Plea of GuiltyThis is a case of a plea of guilty for Contravene Family Violence Intervention Order and other offences.

Our client had a substantial criminal history and was charged with a number of offences. These included driving charges, contravention of an intervention order, and a number of breaches of community corrections orders.

Hester Kelly provided legal representation for the client at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court.

The matter proceeded as a consolidation and the client pleaded guilty to a number of offences. Ultimately, he received a total effective sentence of 6 months imprisonment for all matters.

Despite the fact that the client received a term of imprisonment, in all the circumstances it was a good result. The magistrate took into account the client’s personal circumstances, including the efforts made to self withdraw from drug use. The magistrate was encouraged particularly to consider the sentencing principles of proportionality and totality when determining the sentence.

It must also be noted that in this case, the term of imprisonment following a plea of guilty to contravene family violence intervention order and other offences was much shorter than what the client had previously received for a similar offending.


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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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