What happens if you breach an AVO?

What happens if you breach an AVO?

What happens if I breach an AVO in New South Wales? Breaching an AVO gives the police power to arrest you and lay criminal charges for the breach. If you have committed another offence, such as assault, you may also be charged with those offences.

What is the penalty for breaking an AVO?

Breaching or contravening an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) is an offence under section 14 of the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007. It is a serious offence and carries a maximum penalty of 2 years imprisonment and a fine of $5,500.

Is Avo a criminal record?

If you receive a Final Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) you are not given a criminal record. The Police will keep a record of the AVO on their database. Breaching an AVO is a criminal offence, with serious consequences.

How do I drop an AVO?

Steps to get an AVO dropped

  1. The protected person obtains independent legal advice.
  2. This independent lawyer can prepare a letter or statement on behalf of the protected person asking for the AVO to be dropped;
  3. The Defendant’s lawyer must draft and file ‘representations’ with Police for the withdrawal of the AVO;

Are AVOs effective?

AVOs are effective in how they protect a majority of women from further violence, intimidation or harassment. However, the benefits of AVOs include a reduction in the severity and frequency of violence as many men do think their actions through and the consequences that may apply before acting upon them.

A person who has an AVO against them is not guilty of a criminal offence and so the AVO is not listed on their criminal record. However, breaching an AVO in NSW is a criminal offence. Upon breaching an AVO and being charged by the police, the police may arrest you or issue you with a Court Attendance Notice (CAN).

What is considered a breach of AVO?

For example, if an AVO prohibits a defendant from approaching or communicating with another person (the protected person), and the defendant intentionally visits the protected persons house, or telephones the protected person intentionally, that is likely to be a breach.

Is an AVO a criminal conviction?

Having an AVO made against you does not translate into a criminal record. This means that an AVO made against you will not show up on your criminal record.

What happens if a defendant breaches an AVO?

As a defendant, you will breach an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) if you do something that the AVO says you are not allowed to do. If you breach an AVO the police have the power to arrest and charge you with the criminal offence of contravening the AVO (breaching the AVO).

Can a private AVO be related to a criminal charge?

A private AVO will normally NOT be related to a criminal charge. What this means, is that usually, if you’re issued with an AVO from police, you will also be charged with a criminal offence by police.

Why was Salim Mehajer charged with breaching the AVO?

In court documents, police alleged Mehajer breached the AVO over an 18 hour period between 9pm on December 27 and 3pm the next day. A source with knowledge of the investigation claimed Mehajer may have tried to call Ms Tysoe twice.

What happens if you breach Advo 1 and 4?

In this case, the police can arrest Daniel for breaching conditions 1 and 4 of the ADVO. The police may charge Daniel with a criminal offence, and he will have to go to court to answer the charges. If Daniel is convicted of the offence he can be fined or imprisoned or both.