A restraining order or Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) is an order to protect a person against future violence, harassment, intimidation, stalking or threats to their safety. There are two types of AVOs:
● Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO): made in circumstances where the people involved have a domestic relationship.
● Apprehended Personal Violence Order (APVO): made in circumstances where the people involved do not have a domestic relationship for example, they are neighbours, friends or work colleagues.
While an AVO is not a criminal charge, breaching an AVO can lead to serious penalties. Further, being the subject of an AVO can place a significant strain on your life and negatively affect your employment opportunities and your ability to maintain relationships with people.
Should you be the subject of an AVO, contact Buckley Lawyers. We can provide you with advice and discuss the best strategy ensuring that you can move forward and progress with your life.