If you have had an individual take out an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) against you and you consider the reasons behind the AVO to be unfounded we may be able to help you.

What is an AVO?

An AVO is an order made by the Court that aims to protect an individual from being harassed, stalked, intimidated, or becoming a victim of an act of violence.

There are two categories of AVOs which are Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) and Apprehended Personal Violence Order (APVO). The main difference between the two orders is the kind of relationship you may have with the person in need of protection.

How we can help

Although an AVO is not recorded on your criminal record unless you have committed a breach, an uncontested AVO can have other detrimental effects. The fact that an AVO is in place will show up in a background check until it has been removed. This means that it could affect your ability to obtain a job, travel visa, or a firearms licence.

We approach AVO matters by assessing the likely outcomes depending on how you wish to respond to the proposed AVO. We also work to ensure your rights are protected in these kinds of matters and that an unfounded AVO does not affect your personal and professional life in a detrimental manner.

Give Kenny Spring a call on 1800 650 656 and one of our experienced solicitors can quickly determine whether we can help you with your situation.