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10 years 2 months ago #1 by Annie
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my youngest who is the baby of course has got into bother............ a former girlfriend out of spite, went to the police and had him charged with assault.............. he was interviewed by the police at length, he even has a disc of the interview....and they didnt charge him., but gave him a warning to be careful in future.He admitted to losing it, grabbing her behind the neck to get her off him........and then punching a sign in frustration..he wasnt drunk. He hadnt even had a drink.he is 18.

The Police told him that she may want to proceed with an AVO, which she did. So I went to court on Monday.....waited 2 hours and she didnt show. The magistrate was brilliant. In the statement she ( the applicant) had said " I cant remember if he pushed me over or I fell over?..please.......... the prosecutor who is about 12 I think was annoyed at the magistrate and wanted to pursue it. So we have to go back on the 23rd Sept for a hearing. UNless the matter is dropped beforehand which I truly hope it is.

I am not an advocate of violence but considering he was kicked in the stomach and had drink thrown at him I think he maintained a fair bit of composure. He has three witnesses to the event so it isnt a matter of me thinking he can do no wrong.

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10 years 2 months ago #2 by ConcertForGeorgeNut
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G'day Annie,

I'm sure I would not like growing up as a young person these days. The world has changed so much in the time since I was your son's age. It seems to be that participating in violence "just is" a part of growing up as a teenager nowadays. I dunno why, and I dunno what the answer is.

I hope you and your son can find your way through this.

Many years ago, I made a choice not to become a parent. For me, I made the right choice.

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10 years 2 months ago #3 by Annie
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Thank you for replying George. It is very difficult to guide young ones when there is so much "acceptable" violence going on. The court system is like a procession......sure there are some serial offenders but that is another topic. I was saddenned and disgusted sitting there to see men dressed in suits to face the magistrate....lawyers and solicitors congregating outside having a smoke and a joke, prosecutors and defence lawyers seeming not to understand that a persons future and life is in the balance based on the decisions these people make.

I know Magistrates have copped flak lately for questionable decisions, but this man was truly great and seemed to have a sense of care but a sense of despair at the same time. Anyway I hope we dont have to return. I dont have to at all as he is 18 and considered an adult, but there is no way he will attend alone.

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10 years 2 weeks ago #4 by Annie
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well, we fought the AVo and won.......... the magistrate warned the girl about spiteful nuisance....... a load off my mind I can tell you

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10 years 2 weeks ago #5 by ConcertForGeorgeNut
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Good stuff, Annie. I'm not sure that "congratulations" is the right word to use here, but I'm glad you had a good outcome. I'm sure it's something you'd probably rather not have had to go through this stuff in the first place.

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