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VIC Criminal Law - Family Member Arrested for AVO Breach - No Calls Allowed?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by sunshinegriffin, 20 January 2016.

  1. sunshinegriffin

    15 January 2016
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    A family member of mine was arrested six days ago on breach of AVO and weapons charge. They've been held for six days at a place that doesn't usually hold inmates that long. We are a long way from where they are, yet the people in charge claim that no phone calls in or out are allowed. That doesn't sound right since they said in person visits are allowed.

    Under Criminal Law, should my family be allowed to talk to our family member over the phone if we can't get there in person?

    Also, they have not had a court date yet, which is why I'm confused about them not letting calls in or out.
  2. Ponala

    Ponala Well-Known Member

    10 February 2015
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    I assume they are held in cells at a Police Station. It is up to the Police station whether they allow calls, most don't. Most will only have visits one day of the week, usually on a Sunday.

    As to your Q, under Criminal Law - no.

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