Court Appearances

Court Appearances on The Central Coast

Gosford Courthouses - Lawyer for Court Appearances

Apprehended Violence Orders (AVO)

Linda Emery is an experienced solicitor in curt appearances, including drink driving matters, drug offences, assault matters and Apprehended Violence Orders.

As your expert court appearance solicitor, Linda is available for Central Coast courts.

What is an AVO?  

An AVO 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 as set out in the Orders. 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. If found guilty, this is a criminal offence that has serious penalties.

If you need legal advice on how to obtain, defend, vary, revoke or appeal an AVO, or any charges relating to a breach, you need to contact Linda Emery at Linda Emery & Associates.  

Traffic Lawyer in Gosford, Central Coast

You can lose your driver’s licence in various ways. Some offences include: 

  • Speeding
  • Negligent driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Ignoring traffic light signals
  • Reckless driving 
  • Using a mobile phone whilst driving.


A Traffic Offenders Program is available and participants are encouraged to complete individual projects. Each project aims to help change community knowledge, attitudes and behaviour around Drink Driving and the Responsible Serving and Consumption of Alcohol. Linda can assist and support you at your court appearance. 

For more information, please visit the RMS Website or download the helpful Fact Sheet


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