In certain circumstances, individuals may seek to appeal Apprehended Violence Orders (AVO) that have been issued against them. An AVO is a legal order aimed at preventing threats, violence, or intimidation between parties.
Once you have lodged an appeal and it is heard in the District Court, the presiding judge will make a determination regarding the Apprehended Violence Order (AVO). The judge’s decision will involve either maintaining the AVO as originally issued or modifying its terms. It’s important to understand the implications of the judge’s decision and the actions you should take afterward.
1. If the judge decides to maintain the AVO without any changes, you are legally bound to adhere to all the restrictions and conditions outlined in the AVO for the specified duration. Failure to comply with these restrictions could have serious consequences.
2. If the judge determines that the AVO should be modified, the terms and conditions of the AVO may be adjusted. It’s essential to fully understand and adhere to the new terms set forth by the judge.
Failing to comply with the restrictions specified in the AVO can lead to significant legal consequences, including:
For further details regarding Apprehended Violence Orders or to consult with a knowledgeable criminal defence lawyer, reach out to KPT Defence Lawyers at (02) 9267 5555.
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