A MAN who left phone messages in breach of an apprehended violence order has been convicted and fined after appearing before Bathurst Local Court.
Joshua Issac Albon, 40, formerly of Wellington Street in Eglinton, appeared before Magistrate Kevin Hockey.
His solicitor, Ellen McCutcheon, confirmed her client's plea of guilt to both sequences.
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She said her client was now homeless, and had made contact with the victim to obtain his possessions.
Ms McCutcheon said her client had been homeless for a couple of months, suffered from depression and was seeing a GP for substance abuse.
She said he was on the wait list for rehab and there were gaps in his offending history.
Ms McCutcheon said her client had pleaded guilty at the first available opportunity and "there were no direct threats made".
Police facts outlined how Albon, on December 14 and December 15, 2020, knowingly contravened a prohibition/restriction in a specified order by twice leaving voice mail messages.
The court heard an enforceable AVO was in place.
The accused called the victim's mobile and left a message which was not audible, though the accused could be heard using an expletive before ending the message, according to the police facts.
The next day, he called the victim's phone and left a voice message saying: "Where is my [expletive] ID?"
The victim contacted police, telling officers she was concerned the accused's behaviour would escalate.
Albon contacted police on December 26 and, during an interview, made full admissions to breaching the AVO by contacting the victim.
Magistrate Hockey took into account the fact there was no direct threat made, but said he was sure the victim did not appreciate being spoken to like that.
On sequence one, Albon was convicted, fined $350 and placed on a community corrections order. On sequence two, he was convicted and placed on a community corrections order with supervision.