A Common Example of How Police View AVO Violence Matters
The accused Mr X was previously charged for breaching his AVO in December 2015 by police. The accused does not currently work and receives benefits from Centrelink of $530 a fortnight.
The accused has an extensive criminal history with police being charged 65 times between 2000 and 2015. When the accused was arrested by police he was also wanted in relation to break and enter offenses.
The accused and victim have been in an on and off relationship for the past 4 years.
If you have an AVO (Apprehended Violence Order)
The terms of the AVO can be described as follows:
They currently do not live together but there is a current enforceable Apprehended violence order between the parties. The conditions of this apprehended violence order are as follows:- 1a.The defendant must not assault, molest, harass, threaten or otherwise interfere with the protected person(s) or a person with whom the protected person(s) has/have a domestic relationship. 1b.The defendant must not engage in any other conduct that intimidates the protected person(s) or a person with whom the protected person(s) has/have a domestic relationship. 1c.The defendant must not stalk the protected person(s) or a person with whom the protected person(s) has/have a domestic relationship. In addition, 2. The defendant must not reside at the premises at which the protected person(s) may from time to time reside, or other specified premises: ……. Street, ……………..10. The defendant must not approach the protected person(s) or any such premises or place at which the protected person(s) from time to time reside or work within twelve (12) hours of consuming intoxicating liquor or illicit drugs. 11. The defendant must not destroy or deliberately damage or interfere with the property of the protected person(s).
On Tuesday 12th January 2016 around 10am the accused was walking with the victim in an easterly direction across the skate park in Green valley and the victim and accused were arguing during this time and it was observed by Witness 1.
The accused and victim crossed the street over to the shopping centre were they were still arguing. At this point the accused got up in the face of the victim and while still arguing pulled her hair. This was seen by Witness 1.
The accused and victim continued to walk east through the shopping complex and Witness 1 has lost sight of them but contacted triple zero regarding what she saw.
The accused and victim were later seen on the Street, walking between units. The accused was seen by witness 2 and Witness 3 who live in a unit nearby, pushing the victim while still arguing. The victim was crying at the time. The accused continued to push her before she fell over on the ground. She got back up and they continued north through the unit complexes, arguing and the accused pushing her.