All Breaching Charge Case Studies

Below is a complete list of all our published breaching charge case studies.

This is a case study on a charge of Contravene Family Violence Intervention Order whilst on bail. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with breaching an intervention order by attending at their family home. During the alleged offending, the client was also on bail for the ...
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This is a case study on family violence involving persons with mental health issues.

Our client had been involved in a domestic dispute with her partner and 000 was called. It was a high stress situation which was heightened by the fact that both people involved had considerable mental ...
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This is a case study on a second breach of County Court CCO resulting in a fine and cancellation of the Community Corrections Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had contravened his Community Corrections Order because of non-compliance and further offending. To add to his troubles, the ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of Community Corrections Order that got cancelled.

Our client had breached his County Court Community Corrections Order for the second time because of non-compliance and further offending. The original offending for which he was placed on the order was an unplanned ...
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This is a case study on a deferral of sentence for Breach CCO and Theft charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had breached her Community Corrections Order (CCO) for a second time due to non-compliance. There had also been further offending in the same period and these ...
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This is a case study on breaching a County Court CCO involving an accused with exceptional and compassionate circumstances. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had a very long criminal history comprising mainly of driving offences. He received a prison sentence for new driving charges in the Magistrates ...
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This is a case study involving the use of Renzella time on a charge of Breach Community Corrections Order (CCO). What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with breaching a Community Corrections Order (CCO) for not completing his community work hours and for committing further offending during ...
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This is a case study on assault charges whilst on Community Corrections Orders. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was alleged to have had repeatedly punched a work mate to the head during an argument, causing him to lose consciousness. The victim was hospitalised and still experiences vision ...
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This is a case study on a Breach Intervention Order charge that got withdrawn. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with breaching an intervention order by filming their ex-partner. This sort of allegation is taken very seriously by the courts, and particularly in this case given ...
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This is a case study on contesting a charge of Contravene Family Violence IVO. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had previously been found guilty of breaching intervention orders (IVO’s) in relation to his ex partner and had been sentenced to 8 months imprisonment. Whilst on appeal bail, ...
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This is a case study on charges of Breach Intervention Order whilst on bail.

For some people, at least initially, intervention orders can be difficult to understand and accept. This may be particularly so when an order is served in the context of a marriage breakdown. This was the ...
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This is a case study on a Community Correction Order for Drive Whilst Suspended. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with several driving offences and a breach of a CCO. He was facing a potential term of imprisonment given his extensive criminal history. He also had ...
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This is a case study on charges of Breach IVO, assault offences, and Damage Police Sell. What is alleged to have occured? The police were called to our client’s home on the basis of a complaint made by a neighbour. The police attended the client’s home, spoke to his wife, ...
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This is a case study on charges of Drug Trafficking and Breach CCO. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had a long history of heroin addiction, and associated drug possession and trafficking prior convictions. He was charged with his sixth drug trafficking charge after being caught by the ...
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This is a case study involving charges of Theft, Assault, and Breach CCO. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Theft and Assault offences which breached a Community Corrections Order (CCO). He also had a lengthy prior history relating to dishonesty offences. The client was happy ...
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This is a case study on adjourned undertaking for Persistent Contravene Family Violence Intervention Order.

The background to the allegations was that our client had been in a short-term relationship with the complainant for a period of approximately 9 months. That relatively short relationship had commenced not long after ...
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Our client was charged with Breach Community Corrections Order (CCO) and Contravene Intervention Order. The prosecution for Breach CCO was brought on the basis of failure to comply with conditions of the order, and for the commission of an offence (the Contravene Intervention Order) which occurred during the currency of ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for Contravene Family Violence IVO. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with instances of breaching an intervention order (IVO). The protected person was her ex-boyfriend. The circumstances were that on the same day that the IVO ...
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This is a case study on Breach CCO committed for the second time. What is alleged to have occured? Our client received a Community Corrections Order (CCO) for various drug-related offences. He then breached this order through lack of compliance. It was brought back to the Magistrates’ Court and his ...
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This is a case study on a bail application for Breach CCO. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Theft and Assault which breached a Community Corrections Order. He also had a lengthy prior history relating to dishonesty offences and several convictions for failure to appear ...
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This is a case study on charges of Breach CCO resulting in a fine.

CCOs were introduced as a sentencing option in 2014 to replace Community Based Orders (CBOs). This was done because CBOs and other community-based sentencing dispositions did not provide court with ‘sufficient flexibility to directly target ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Breach Intervention Order that is a repeat offence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with breaching an intervention order that his ex-wife had placed on him. His children were also on the order. Our client had not ...
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This is a case study on an accused on remand for Failing to Comply With Reporting Obligations. What is alleged to have occured? Our client is subject to reporting obligations under the Sex Offenders Registration Act. He had been charged with breaching his reporting obligations by failing to report his ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of adjourned undertaking for Contravene Family Violence Intervention Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with drink driving and Contravene Family Violence Intervention Order (2 offences on separate dates). The blood alcohol concentration was 4 times the legal ...
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This is a case study on a sentence appeal for Breach Family Violence Intervention Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged in relation to a serious breach of a family violence intervention order. He was represented by a duty lawyer at the Magistrates’ Court hearing and ...
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Our client has been in a relationship with his current partner for 6 years. He has lengthy priors and has previously faced family violence charges in relation to his partner, including causing injury and breach of intervention order. For these offences, he has previously served terms of imprisonment of up ...
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This is a case study on a successful bail application for family violence and violence charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was facing family violence and violence charges. He was remanded into custody following a family dispute with his former partner. He is a 55-year old man ...
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This is a case of Breach CCO resulting in a financial penalty. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was placed on a 2-year Community Correction Order (CCO) by the County Court after pleading guilty to 5 charges of Burglary and 4 charges of Theft and Handling Stolen Goods ...
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This is a case study involving a sentence of without conviction for Breach Intervention Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had two matters listed at court. One matter involved allegedly breaching a Family Violence Intervention Order by attending his ex-partner’s address. The second matter involved charges of ...
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This is a case study on withdrawing Breach Intervention Order charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged twice in as many weeks with breaches of a Family Violence Intervention Order. The breaches involved two different complainants. One matter was listed at Sunshine and another at ...
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This is a case resulting in a good behaviour bond for Breach Intervention Order.

Our client was charged with breaching an Intervention Order (IVO). In 2011, his ex-wife took out an IVO which was to last until 2019, and included his two children on the order. What is alleged ...
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This is a case study on multiple driving charges resulting in a Community Corrections Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been represented by Victoria Legal Aid in the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court where he had been sentenced to 45 days imprisonment and been disqualified from driving for ...
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This is a case study on family violence offences resulting in a good behaviour bond without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged with four family violence offences: Unlawful Assault, Criminal Damage, and two offences of Breaching a Family Violence Intervention Order. He had one ...
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This is a case of Breach Intervention Order resulting in a financial penalty. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a male in his mid 40s charged with persistently breaching a Family Violence Intervention Order. He and his ex-partner had been separated for some time but remained in ...
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This is a case that involves drink driving offences and Breach CCO. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Breaching a Community Corrections Order, Drive Whilst License Disqualified, and Drive Unregistered Motor Vehicle. She has previous court appearances for drink driving and a relevant prior for ...
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This is a case of sexual penetration of a child involving an accused that is intellectually disabled. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with sexually penetrating his half sister on two occasions. Both he and his half sister are intellectually disabled, and our client was also ...
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This is a case study on bail application for family violence charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client has no priors but was remanded due to being an unacceptable risk of re-offending. He had 5 briefs for breaching intervention orders and stalking. He had previously run a bail ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Failing to Comply With Reporting Obligations related to Sex Offender Register resulting in a financial penalty. What is alleged to have occured? Our client has been on the Sex Offender Register since 2003. In this instance, he failed to report an ...
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This is a breaching offence case that shows how a client avoided a term of imprisonment for Breach Community Corrections Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was in breach of a Community Correction Order (CCO) which they had already breached previously. On that previous occasion, the magistrate made ...
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This is a case study on Breach Family Violence Intervention Order resulting in a good behaviour bond. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was subject to a Family Violence Intervention Order. He was charged with breaching the proceedings for contravening the order and for failure to appear on ...
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Our client was charged with two domestic violence assaults on his partner, one included a contravention of an intervention order. Both were committed when he was heavily intoxicated. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had a prior for domestic violence where he had served multiple years in custody ...
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This is a case study on breaching offences and shoptheft resulting in a Community Corrections Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was involved in a number of offences over a protracted period. The offences were primarily shop thefts and offences of dishonesty. She was committing these offences ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Breach Intervention Order resulting in a sentence of diversion. What is alleged to have occured? The allegations concerned a dispute between our client and his father (the complainant and applicant for the intervention order) in which our client was alleged to ...
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This is a case study on assault charges, Criminal Damage, and Breaching Intervention Order resulting in a good behaviour bond. What is alleged to have occured? The client was walking her dog past a neighbour’s house and noticed that the neighbour was filming her and others in the street. The ...
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