FAQs matching Victim Support

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What elements are involved in stalking?

Practice Areas: Apprehended Violence Orders, Victim Support, Anti-Social Laws

One of the interesting aspects of the offence of stalking is how it differs slightly depending on the jurisdiction. For instance in Victoria, the offence...

What are the general principles in regards to victim of crime compensation?

Practice Areas: Victim Support

Perhaps the essential thing to keep in mind is that the loss suffered must be connected to a criminal act. However, what readers should also be aware of...

What are the types of compensation that may be available for victims of crime?

Practice Areas: Victim Support, Witnesses and Victims

As a general rule, victim compensation claims can only be made in respect of crimes involving violence. Some jurisdictions consider sexual crimes and domestic...

Can a person raise a defence of intoxication in a criminal matter?

Practice Areas: Drink Driving, Victim Support, Witnesses and Victims, Court Appearances, Anti-Social Laws

Most people will be aware that when intoxicated, a person’s physical and mental faculties are diminished, therefore, impairing their conduct and...

How does the Court decide to make an AVO?

Practice Areas: Court Appearances, Anti-Social Laws, Apprehended Violence Orders, Victim Support, Witnesses and Victims, Children, AVO/Domestic Violence

An Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) is an order to protect victims of domestic violence when they are fearful of future violence or threats to their safety....

Can I stop someone from making a victim impact statement?

Practice Areas: Victim Support, Witnesses and Victims, Privacy & Surveillance

I was charged with negligent driving where grievous bodily harm occurred, and reckless driving. I was only convicted of reckless driving and am waiting...

I'm receiving threatening emails and text messages from someone who wants to kill my dog; What can I do?

Practice Areas: Apprehended Violence Orders, Victim Support, Witnesses and Victims

Over the past 6 months, a person I used to work with emails me offensive images and text messages menacing stories about possibly killing my pet dog. I...

What about personal safety during court appointments and proceedings?

Practice Areas: Court Appearances, Drink Driving, Victim Support, Witnesses and Victims

Here someone must attend court proceedings, it is important that the Court is notified about any concerns regarding personal safety.  In situations...

What are AVOs?

Practice Areas: Assault & Battery, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Apprehended Violence Orders, Victim Support

Apprehended violence orders (AVOs) are orders made by a court restricting the action of the person who the order is taken out against.  The purpose...

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