Withdrawing Breach Intervention Order Charges
Breach Intervention Order offences are serious offences and can result in an immediate custodial term.
The matter was listed for a contest mention. Ms Kelly was able to get both sets of charges withdrawn which is an excellent result for the client. This was obtained through extensive work outside of court: following up with alibi witnesses, checking Google Maps for driving times between place of offence and the location of the client, and obtaining references to provide to the prosecution. These references demonstrated that in the first instance, the client could not have committed the offence as alleged. In the second instance, the prosecution could not prove that the client had breached the intervention order.
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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