Contravention of police protection notice – s 178 Domestic Violence and Family Protection Act 2012 (Qld)
Maximum penalty—120 penalty units or 3 years imprisonment.
Southport Magistrates Court
Overview of Case and Outcome:
Our client was charged with contravening a Police Protection Notice for Domestic Violence related matters with their partner. The allegations against them were that they physically assaulted their partner after a verbal argument between them. The Police were contacted by a neighbour and they attended the residence where the parties were. The Police placed a Protection Notice against our client for the temporary protection of the Aggrieved until the matter was to be heard in Southport Magistrates Court. Later that same night, the violence escalated after Police left the residence and this is when the physical abuse is said to have occurred.
Our client pled guilty to the offence of Contravention. We provided our client with expert legal advice leading up to the sentence in court and navigated them through the court process to avoid unnecessary stress and hassle. After detailed submissions from our legal team, our client was fined $600 which was referred to SPER. We argued that no conviction should be recorded against them due to their career. Police Prosecution strongly opposed this given the level of violence involved in the case. After further successful submissions, our client received no conviction recorded.
Our client was extremely happy with the result.