We take enquiries and provide free initial advice over the telephone in respect of being interviewed by Police and in relation to charges received for any breach of AVO call now on 02 9299 0125.In NSW, a Court can impose any of the following penalties for an breach AVO Domestic Violence Order charge.
- Section 10: breach AVO Domestic Violence Order proven but dismissed
- Good behaviour bond
- Community service order (CSO)
- Suspended sentence
- Intensive correction order (previously periodic detention)
- Periodic detention
- Prison sentence
The maximum penalty for the charge of breach AVO Domestic Violence Order (Section 562I(1) of the Crimes Act) is a fine of 50 penalty units and/or two years imprisonment.
What the police must prove:
To convict you of a breach AVO Domestic Violence Order charge, the police must prove each of the following matters beyond a reasonable doubt:
- You contravened a prohibition or restriction specified in an order made against you.
- The contravention was done or made knowingly.
They will also need to prove that you were the person who committed the breach AVO Domestic Violence Order offence.
Possible defences to an breach AVO Domestic Violence Order charge include but are not limited to:
- Self Defence