Violent or misconduct restraining orders fall within the ambit of the civil jurisdiction of our legal system and as such the rules and procedures vary to criminal matters. These matters are serious in that a final order remains in place for 2 years and any breach of the order is a criminal offence. The penalty for breaching an order can be a fine of up to $6000 or imprisonment for 2 years.
A violence restraining order (VRO) can be issued to protect someone who has suffered physical, sexual and/or psychological harm. A restraining order will be issued where the court is satisfied that someone is likely to commit an act of abuse against the applicant or act in a way that the applicant reasonably fears the respondent will commit an act of abuse against the person seeking to be protected - AND it is appropriate in the circumstances.
If you are seeking a restraining order against another person or someone has applied for a restraining order against you, it is vital that you obtain proper legal advice from a lawyer who specialises and is experienced in this area of law. It is important that you receive the proper advice concerning your rights and obligations.
Our team of lawyers at Thexton Lawyers have extensive experience in VRO applications for applicants, respondents and in relation to criminal charges for breaching VROs. We can assist by - providing advice, negotiating on your behalf or representing you in at the contested final hearing.
Our experience and knowledge in this area ensures our clients receive the highest quality service at an affordable and "extremely" competitive rate.