AVO, Aprehended Violence Order
An AVO is made by the Court to protect people by ordering defendants not to do specific things. The defendant must obey the orders made by the Court. The AVO takes effect immediately if the defendant is at court when it is made.
If the defendant is not at court when the order is made, then it will not take effect until the police give a copy of the AVO to the defendant. It will last for the period of time set out in the order. AVO’s can be changed or cancelled by applying to the Court.
Speak to one of our experienced Criminal Lawyers for more information on appealing or revoking an AVO.