This is an offence under s14 of the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 NSW.
In order to prove the Contravene AVO charge, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt:
- You knowingly break;
- A restriction listed in an AVO.
To be guilty of this offence, you must have been served a copy of the AVO or were present in Court when the AVO was made.
Defences For Breaching an AVO
- Compliance with a property order
- Inadvertently breached
Penalty For Breaching an AVO
The maximum penalty if you are convicted in the Local Court is 2 years imprisonment or a fine of $5,500.
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