Apprehended Violence Orders (AVO)
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An Apprehended Violence Order is made by the Court to protect people by ordering defendants not to do specific things.
The defendant must obey the orders by the Court.
The AVO will last for the period of time set out in the Order. AVO’s can be changed or cancelled by applying to the Court.
They take effect immediately if the defendant is present at the court hearing. If the defendant is not at Court when the AVO is
made, then it will not take effect until the police give a copy of the AVO to the defendant.
If the defendant fails to obey the Orders, the defendant can be charged with the offence of breaching an AVO and if found
guilty, this is a criminal offence that has serious penalties. You need to obtain expert legal advice to prevent this from
occurring or to minimise any penalties.
You need to obtain expert legal advice from Linda Emery on how to obtain, defend, vary, revoke or appeal an AVO or any charges relating to breaching an AVO.