A judge has strongly warned a Lavington man he faces a "very lengthy" jail spell if he continues to flout apprehended violence orders.
"It really just is contravention, contravention, contravention," Judge Sean Grant said in the District Court in Albury on Wednesday morning.
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With the second breach, he was invited to stay at his ex-wife's house so he could look after their children while she went to work.
Bateman, 36, appealed the jail term handed down by magistrate Rodney Brender and on Wednesday, Judge Grant allowed that appeal.
But he said that if it wasn't for the fact Bateman had spent four days behind bars before he was granted appeals bail he would now have to serve the original sentence.
Judge Grant made clear several times to Bateman - directly and through his lawyer, Dominic Holles - of how he would be treated if he ever breached again.
To reinforce that, Judge Grant noted he was the appointed District Court judge in Albury for the next 10 years and so would know if Bateman went back to his old ways.
The apprehended violence orders were taken out by police for the protection of the ex-partner and their three children.
Mr Holles told Judge Grant that the main basis for the appeal was the low objective seriousness and moral culpability inherent in the breaches, given he was there "at the behest" of his ex-partner.
But Judge Grant said the problem with that argument was "the police are there, they tell him he's in breach, then he comes back two days later".
"The second one is just a deliberate breach of a court order," he said.
"One would hope he should now realise that if he contravenes this order he will go to jail and he will go to jail for a lengthy period of time."
Judge Grant said in Bateman's favour was the short duration of the breaches plus the lack of violence, harassment or stalking.