Cairns – Good Behaviour Bond

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Our client was given notice to appear for contacting an aggrieved immediately after being served with a Temporary Protection Order in relation to domestic violence.

He was taken to the watch house as he contacted the aggrieved again after receiving the notice. The client remained in the watch house for five hours before being admitted to bail.

At sentence, the Magistrate accepted that the offending only arose because of the emotional turmoil our client was dealing with due to the very sudden end of his long marriage, and that it was distinctly unlikely to occur again. 

Senior Associate Michael Finch was able to demonstrate to the Magistrate that the client was of otherwise good character; that his breaches were low-level in the sense that they were not insulting or threatening. The Magistrate also accepted that the short period of time the client had spent in the watch house was quite punitive and a deterrent, given that he had never experienced that before. 

Our client was given a good behaviour bond and most importantly, no convictions were recorded, enabling him to retain his important managerial position within government.


Client represented by: Michael Finch

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