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Domestic Violence and AVOs

Hanna Legal has extensive experience in domestic violence and Apprehended Violence Order matters and have appeared in countless such cases over the last 12+ years. 

Our criminal lawyers represent clients charged with all forms of domestic violence offences, including:

  • Assault offences
  • Destroy or damage property
  • Stalk and intimidate
  • Choking, suffocation and strangulation
  • Use carriage service to harass or menace
  • Breach or contravene AVO

We also represent clients regarding ADVO (Apprehended Domestic Violence Order) and APVO (Apprehended Personal Violence Order) matters, including:

  • Defending applications for ADVOs and APVOs 
  • Making applications for ADVOs and APVOs on behalf of persons in need of protection
  • Making applications to vary or revoke ADVOs and APVOs

How we can help

Our experience and expertise enable us to achieve outstanding results for clients facing prosecution for domestic violence and AVO matters. 

Our solicitors can assist you through the entire criminal justice process, from the initial police investigation until the conclusion of your case. 

Key services

  • Bail/release applications and detention applications
  • Advising on the evidence and relevant laws, including, the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 (NSW), the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) and the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth)
  • Advising clients about the police evidence
  • Developing defence litigation strategies 
  • Engaging third party experts, such as forensic pathologists, psychologists and psychiatrists
  • Drafting representations to the prosecution to withdraw charges
  • Plea negotiations with the prosecution
  • Briefing barristers with expertise in domestic violence matters
  • Appearing at Local Court hearings and District Court trials
  • Appearing at sentence proceedings
  • Appearing at appeals against conviction and sentence
  • Appearing at AVO hearings
  • Assisting clients prepare evidence for AVO matters