Withdrawing a Charge of Breach IVO

Breach IVOOur client had been charged with breaching a family violence intervention order by posting photos of the complainant on Facebook. He was concerned because he was applying for citizenship and, if proven, the offence would have a negative bearing on that application.

We represented the client at the Stawell Magistrates’ Court.

Following discussions with the prosecution before the court, we were able to withdraw the charge of Breach IVO against the client without an appearance being made. The prosecution accepted our argument that they could not prove that the photos were posted on Facebook after the intervention order had been made.

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