Family Violence Charges

If you are facing family violence charges or offences related to an Intervention Order, you may have some concerns about how this will affect you.

Get advice from Melbourne's expert family violence lawyers and get the best possible outcome.

Have you been charged with a family violence offence?

Select from the links below to help you understand the charges laid against you.

Some issues in family violence cases are;

  • Whose version of events is the truth?
    These types of matters are usually private and it often comes down to oath on oath. There is also, commonly, a history of the person with the intervention order making contact with the accused when they should not be.
  • How did it end like this?
    These charges frequently arise out of relationships that have been going well to this point. It is important to explain what has gone wrong to the Judge so they can understand your point of view.
  • How do we show the Court it is not going to happen again?
    This is crucial in situations where there have been ongoing breaches of intervention orders. The Court needs to know its orders will be followed and what steps you have taken to change your behaviour.

Our lawyers deal with family violence and intervention order matters on a daily basis. We understand the law and how it applies to defending these charges. Contact our lawyers to help you fight these charges or get you back on the right track.

Further reading about Family Violence Offences:

I have been served with an application for an Intervention Order

Family Violence Intervention Orders

Counselling Orders

Personal Safety Intervention Orders

Firearms, Personal Security Licenses and Intervention Orders

What is an ‘Undertaking’?

How Is Family Violence Proven At An IVO Hearing?

If you have been charged with a family violence related offence and need advice or legal representation, call 03 9670 5111 or fill out the form to the right of this page to contact an experienced lawyer.

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