Criminal Law

What do I do if I am served with an AVO or ADVO court notice?

An application for an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) or Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) allows courts to make orders to protect a person from violence, intimidation and stalking by another person. AVO’s and ADVO’s were created to provide protection from violence in a quick and inexpensive manner. When you commit an offence while driving, you …

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Sentencing Options

For the majority of people, their first exposure to the Criminal justice system occurs when they are charged with offences that are dealt with at the Local Court. This is because most offences committed each year are summary in nature, and as such are not serious enough to warrant appearances before the District Courts or …

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What is a Crime?

What is a Crime?  There are many Crimes or Offences. A lot are contained in the Crimes Act but many more are contained in other Statutes both of the State and Federal Parliaments.  The range of Offences vary from Murder down to Parking. Most criminal matters are commenced by the Police or the Director of …

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