We recently represented a client charged with common assault and breach of a crown court restraining order. We managed to persuade the Prosecution to drop the assault matter. Our client pleaded guilty to the breach of the restraining order offence on the basis that he had been contacted by the person in whose favour the restraining order had been made and that there had been regular contact from her because of child care issues. The guideline sentence was 6-9 months imprisonment. Mitigation from Mr Haycock meant our client received a fine only. Client relieved at receiving a non custodial sentence.