Domestic Violence Orders

Domestic Violence Orders

A Domestic Violence Order is an Order made by the Court, which offers a person protection from another against various forms of physical, or non-physical violence. A Domestic Violence Order (DVO) is not a criminal record, but it will remain registered on the police computer database indefinitely. DVO's are often taken out during the course of matrimonial or defacto proceedings and can affect those proceedings if children are involved, so it is very important that you contact us promptly if you find yourself involved in a DVO situation.

If a DVO is breached the police may arrest and charge the offender and bring them before the Court as soon as possible. If the breach is considered serious, then bail may not be granted. Even if the victim has contributed towards the cause of the breach of the DVO, a criminal offence is still deemed to have been committed by the offender.

Call us if you would like to take out, or defend a DVO.