Hi. My brother married overseas about 2 years ago. He sponsored her to Australia. A little less then a year later, she left him and applied for an AVO standard orders A B and C ( domestic violence restraining orders). Additional orders not to enter her residential premises. The day before the first hearing date, my brother called her in a last attempt to reconcile. He told his solicitor first thing hearing date, the prosecutor then approached him with same information and the phone call was known by both legals nothing was said about it, other than the appropriate look of disapproval. On the first hearing date we got about 45 min with the magistrate at the end of the day, it was all taken up by her testimony. The next hearing was scheduled for 3.5 months away. The day came and my brother gave his testimony, the prosecutor asked him about the phone call and questioned his intent in the call. He told the truth. The case was dismissed. It is now about 5 weeks after the dismissal and 3 days ago he was charged for breach of the AVO in relation to the phone call. That call was his last attempt, he's moved on. Basically: *5 months after the offence and in full knowledge of both legal reps * Court testimony and questioning over the call at a case that was dismissed *Now Police charges over the same call? How many times do you have to redeem yourself for the same offence? Is there a precedent for this that anyone can point me to? I think her persistence is motivated by her immigration problems and under their Family Violence Provision, a granted AVO order is required, to my understanding. However this side issue, I am still shocked that this is possible. How vulnerable are we if this can happen? The matter cost him a lot in health and on his income a huge effort.