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An Apprehended Violence Order, commonly known as an AVO, is an order of a court restricting a person from doing certain things against another person. Streeton Lawyers are specialist in criminal law, and have represented countless people either seeking an AVO, or contesting an AVO being sought against them.

Destroy or damage property is an offence under section 195(1) of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW). In order to prove the offence beyond a reasonable doubt, the prosecution must prove that a person: Intentionally or recklessly; Destroyed or damaged property; Belonging to another person. An offence of destroy or damage property is one of the… Read more »

Using a carriage service to harass or menace is an offence in contravention of section 474.17 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code contained in schedule one of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth). A person commits an offence under the provision if they: Use a carriage service; and The person uses the carriage service in a way… Read more »

It is an offence to stalk or intimidate another person with the intention of causing the other person to fear physical or mental harm. The maximum penalty for committing such an offence is imprisonment for five years or a fine of $5500, or both.

Breaching an AVO is a serious offence and carries a maximum penalty of 2 years imprisonment and a fine of $5,500.

An ADVO is essentially an order put in place to protect a “person in need of protection” and any one that they a domestic relationship with.

A “domestic violence offence” is a personal violence offence committed by a person against another person with whom the person has or has had a domestic relationship.