APPREHENDED VIOLENCE ORDERS
An Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO or AVO) is a Court order. It is not a criminal conviction and will not appear on your criminal record. However, if an AVO is breached, charges may be laid and this can have serious consequences, including a possible custodial sentence.
If an AVO is sought against you, you are able to agree to the AVO, or have the matter listed for hearing. It is usual for an interim AVO to be in place between the first Court date and the hearing in the event you do not agree to a final order, although an interim AVO can also be opposed. We would strongly recommend that you seek legal advice before consenting to an AVO, particularly in circumstances where you do not agree with the facts on which the AVO is based.
Our solicitors are very experienced in providing advice in relation to AVO applications, and appearing in Court to defend such applications. We have also had success in seeking that AVO applications be withdrawn in certain circumstances.
Contact us today to arrange a free consultation or for advice on 9290 1177.