Apprehended Violence Orders (AVO)

An AVO, or Apprehended Violence Order, is a court order which offers a person protection from various forms of physical or non-physical violence from another person.

In an effort to shed some more light on what an AVO is and some of the factors involved in the AVO process please read on:

• Breaching an AVO

• Domestic AVO

• Personal AVO

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What is an AVO?

An AVO is an order from Court which offers a person (victim/complainant) protection from another person (abuser/defendant) from various forms of physical violence or non physical abuse.

Will an AVO go on my criminal record?

If you have an AVO against your name it is not a criminal record, however it should be noted that it will remain registered on the Police computer system forever.

Types of AVOs.

There are two types of AVOs commonly known as:

•. Domestic (ADVOs) and

•. Personal (APVOs).

Consent to the AVO

Without making admissions to the facts in question you may simply wish to agree to provide your consent to the proposed AVO. In such case you will be bound by the orders made by the Court.

If you have had an AVO taken out against you, it is crucial that you get the best legal advice available. Call Lex Fori Lawyers today on 9723 8793 today for legal representation in your AVO case.

Disputing the AVO

In the event that you do not wish to consent to the AVO then the matter will be set down for a Hearing at a later date. In such case it is likely that an interim AVO may be taken out against you until the formal hearing of the matter.

It is imperative irrespective whether you consent to the AVO or not that you first obtain legal advice to understand the consequences of your actions. If you have had an AVO taken out against you, it is crucial that you get the best legal advice available. Call Lex Fori Lawyers today on 9723 8793 today for legal representation in your AVO case.

Rationale for granting an AVO

For an AVO to be granted the Court must be satisfied on the balance of probabilities that the victim has reasonable grounds to fear that you will commit some form of personal violence, harassment, stalking, intimidation or molestation against them.

If you have had an AVO taken out against you, it is crucial that you get the best legal advice available. Call Lex Fori Lawyers today on 9723 8793 today for legal representation in your AVO case.

Defending an AVO

Where you wish to dispute an AVO call us 9723 8793 for an appointment to review any inconsistencies in the victim’s alleged version of events, which may raise doubt on the victim proving on a balance of probabilities that they have reason to fear you.

Term of AVO

An AVO can be imposed upon you by the Court for as long as they deem necessary to ensure the victims protection. However the common terms of an AVO are generally 6 months, one year or two years.

If you have had an AVO taken out against you, it is crucial that you get the best legal advice available. Call Lex Fori Lawyers today on 9723 8793 today for legal representation in your AVO case.

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