Criminal Lawyers for Contravene AVO Charges
Contravening an Apprehended Violence Order is an offence under section 14 of the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 that carries a maximum penalty of 2 years imprisonment and/or $5,500 fine.
A charge of contravene AVO can be defended on the basis that:
- You breached the AVO unknowingly, eg if the AVO says that you can’t go within 100 metres of the applicant but you accidentally went into a venue while the applicant was there, or
- You were not present in court when the AVO was made and were not served with the AVO, or
- Your breach was due to attending mediation or executing a property recovery order.
Sadly, there are cases when applicants have falsely claimed that an AVO has been breached when it has not.
In such cases, it is important to seek representation from lawyers who are experienced in defending contravene AVO cases.
Your lawyer will be able to prepare your defence and fight hard to prove your innocence in court.
If the complainant is shown to be lying, he or she could face a criminal conviction or even a prison sentence.