Intervention Order Lawyers – Melbourne
Domestic violence is an area of law that is fraught with difficulty. As lawyers who regularly deal with domestic violence and intervention order applications we routinely appear at the various Magistrates Courts throughout Melbourne. We have offices at Dandenong, Ringwood, Frankston, Moorabbin and in the Melbourne CBD in close proximity to the local Courts. We appear regularly at these Court representing clients in relaiton to domestic violence and intervention order applications.
Abuse of orders:
The purpose of the legislation is to protect those that cannot protect themselves by way of an intervention / family violence order. These orders preclude certain people named in the order from approaching or committing family violence against the aggrieved person. The orders give police the power to immediately arrest someone for merely approaching a protected person. Unfortunately it would seem that in many cases domestic violence orders are not being used in the spirit envisaged by the legislators. In some cases people apply for these orders to fast track a citizenship application or they are used to secure property rights. That said, these intervention orders are also commonly used to protect men and women who have been the victims of persistent and relentless domestic violence.
Criminal Solicitors with Experience:
We handle hundreds of intervention order and domestic violence cases each year, acting for both the applicant and the respondent. Our lawyers in Melbourne have years of experience representing clients in relation to intervention order applications. We also routinely act for people who have breached intervention orders and are facing police charges. We also act for people who have orders and cannot get police to charge the other party for breaching. If it relates to family violence or stalking we can help you. If you have been served with papers to attend Court or you would like to initiate an intervention order application you would be wise to call our office and allow one our domestic violence lawyers to assist you today. It is important to remember if you ignore the Court date and an order is put in place, it is very difficult to reverse that decision, further you can then potentially be susceptible to abuse by the other party in relation to breaching the order. We could not count the number of clients that would have been far better off defending the original intervention order rather than the multitude of criminal charges that occurred as a result of the alleged breaches of the order.