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Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs)

An Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) is an order made by a court order that prohibits certain behaviours against a specific person, like stalking, intimidating and assaulting and sometimes places other restrictions on a person, such as places they can go or who they can contact and how.

AVO’s are made when a court is satisfied that the Person In Need Of Protection (PINOP) actually fears the Defendant on reasonable grounds.

There are two types of AVOs – Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs) and Apprehended Personal Violence Orders (APVOs).  ADVOs are made when there is or was a domestic relationship between the parties and are made by Police Officers.  APVOs are made when no such relationship exists and can be made by application to a Local Court.

We are able to assist you whether you are defending or making an application. 

Please contact Turner Legal today to find out more.