The Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 (NSW) sets out the rules about Apprehended Violence Orders (or ‘AVO’s) such as:
• Who can apply for an AVO,
• When AVO’s can be applied for, or in some circumstances must be applied for,
• What the Court must consider when deciding whether to grant a Final AVO,
• What can be contained in an AVO,
• When an AVO can be revoked, etc.
Although AVO’s are not technically ‘crimes’, the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act does contain two criminal offences; which are section 13 ‘Stalking or Intimidating’ and section 14 ‘Contravene AVO’.
Please click on the links below to read those sections.
If you are charged with either offence, Sydney Criminal Lawyers® can assist you by:
• Accurately advising you about the charge,
• Writing to police and formally requesting withdrawal of the charge,
• Defending you in Court, and/or
• If you wish to plead guilty, assisting you to obtain the best possible outcome including non-conviction orders such as section 10(1)(a) dismissals and conditional release orders.
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