FAQs matching Apprehended Violence Orders

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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 behaviours do family violence protection orders prohibit?

Practice Areas: Apprehended Violence Orders

Although the behaviours that are defined as family or domestic violence vary between the jurisdictions, the actions that are covered are broad and can...

Are police officers required to handcuff every person placed under arrest?

Practice Areas: Drug Offences, Human Trafficking, Weapons, Assault & Battery, Robbery & Theft, Arson, Apprehended Violence Orders, Drink Driving, Speeding, Drug Driving, Traffic Matters, Court Appearances, Resisting Arrest, Anti-Social Laws, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Murder, Sexual Offences, Bail Applications, Criminal Law Matters

 There is no general rule or requirement that a police officer must handcuff a person who is being arrested. Furthermore, there is also no requirement...

If there has been a determination of guilt by the courts: Do judges have the discretion not to record a conviction?

Practice Areas: Drug Offences, Weapons, Assault & Battery, Robbery & Theft, Arson, Apprehended Violence Orders, Drink Driving, Speeding, Drug Driving, Traffic Matters, Court Appearances, Anti-Social Laws, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Murder, Sexual Offences, Criminal Law Matters

In instances where a determination of guilt has occurred, the majority of people will probably hope that a judge will use their discretion to not record...

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....

A violence restraining order has been served on me. What does this mean?

Practice Areas: Court Appearances, Anti-Social Laws, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Apprehended Violence Orders, Witnesses and Victims, AVO/Domestic Violence

When someone applies for a violence restraining order, the court usually hears the application as soon as possible at an interim hearing. Only the person...

A violence restraining order has been served on me. What does this mean?

Practice Areas: AVO/Domestic Violence, Court Appearances, Assault & Battery, Apprehended Violence Orders

When someone applies for a violence restraining order, the court usually hears the application as soon as possible at an interim hearing. Only the person...

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 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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