Domestic and personal violence charges demand immediate attention and should not be underestimated. Considering the seriousness of these offences, it is vital to seek legal help if you or someone you care about has encountered such violence or is confronting allegations of the same offence.
We understand the sensitivity of apprehended violence orders (AVOs) and will work relentlessly to protect your legal rights, whether you are the protected person or the defendant in a domestic or personal violence order.
Seeking legal advice can be daunting, but the compassionate team at Movement Legal will guide you every step of the way.
An Apprehended Violence Order, also commonly referred to as an AVO, is a legal measure provided by a local court to safeguard individuals who experience violence, harassment, or intimidation.
An AVO can grant protection to those feeling threatened for various reasons, including domestic conflicts, neighbour disputes, or issues with friends and others.
AVOs are an important legal intervention utilised in many jurisdictions to avert possible harm and offer a legal framework for victims to seek protection.
The granting of an AVO typically involves the court considering evidence, including statements from the affected party and witnesses, to determine the need for protection.
An AVO does not automatically lead to a criminal record. However, disobeying the order can have severe legal repercussions, potentially resulting in arrest and criminal prosecution.
AVOs are primarily implemented to promote safety, security, peace, and justice in local community scenarios.
There are two primary types of AVOs:
ADVOs are specifically designed for situations involving violence or threats within domestic relationships. These orders are instrumental in protecting individuals who are in close relationships such as partners, family members, or people living together, where domestic violence may occur.
In contrast, APVOs come into play when there is a need for protection even without a domestic relationship. They are sought in situations where conflicts, harassment, or threats involve individuals who may not have an intimate relationship but still require legal protection.
When dealing with an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO), it is essential to have a trusted representative with competent legal expertise on your side.
Specialised AVO lawyers can offer you the necessary knowledge and understanding of AVO law to assist you in obtaining appropriate advice during court proceedings or actions.
A skilled AVO lawyer will guide you through the legal process, protecting your rights and interests throughout negotiations and proceedings.
You can have peace of mind knowing that you are making informed decisions while protecting yourself and loved ones by hiring the right legal representation.
Our specialist AVO lawyers have extensive expertise assisting individuals involved in AVO proceedings, whether as applicants or defendants. You can count on us to obtain legal advice and to help ensure that your legal rights are safeguarded throughout the process.
Our team can help you understand your rights, weigh your possible actions, negotiate appropriate orders, prepare for court appearances, or represent you in an AVO hearing for either a personal or domestic violence order.
Our lawyers are experienced and compassionate, bringing clarity and strategic planning as you face these issues. Additionally, we favour solutions that de-escalate conflicts, set realistic expectations, and move matters towards finalisation, all with the aim of getting your life back on track.
Here are some of the reasons why you should partner with us:
To alleviate any financial stress, we strive to offer fixed fees wherever possible, instead of charging you based on hours spent. Our commitment to cost transparency ensures you know exactly what to expect, allowing you to focus on your case without worrying about hidden or unpredictable expenses.
Efficiency is key in legal matters, including domestic and personal violence charges. At Movement Legal, we prioritise transparent communication with our clients. Obtain adequate advice and fast responses from our team, providing you with clear guidance on how we can assist you with the AVO court process.
Our legal experts are true family law specialists, dealing with AVOs and other legal issues on a daily basis. While we specialise in AVO cases, we also handle different aspects of family law. You can gain access to a wealth of knowledge and experience when you work with Movement Legal to meet all your family law needs.
We recognize that being involved in a family law matter can be stressful. That's why our expert team works hard to provide you with experienced advice and specialised legal counsel as you navigate the complexity of family law.
Don't let uncertainty or fear hold you back when it comes to AVO matters. Contact Movement Legal today and let us be your trusted partner in navigating the legal complexities surrounding a personal or domestic violence offence. Our team is here to provide you with the support and protection you need. Your peace of mind starts with one simple step – reach out to us now for expert AVO assistance that makes a real difference!