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Family Violence Intervention Orders (IVO) & Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVO)

Penalties for breaching an AVO

It is a criminal offence to knowingly breach an interim or final Apprehended Violence Order. The maximum penalty on conviction is a $5,500 fine or two years imprisonment or both. Where the breach itself is an act of violence and the defendant is at least 18 years of age, the defendant will likely be sentenced to a gaol term.    

Vanessa Mathews
Managing Director FDRP and Mediator
BCOMM BSW LLB