What is the difference between an ADVO and an APVO?

ADVO is a Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs) – these orders are made when a domestic relationship exists or has previously existed between the victim and the person accused of violence.

APVO is a Apprehended Personal Violence Orders (APVOs) – these orders are made to protect a person from another person when there is no domestic relationship and there has never been a domestic relationship between them, for example, neighbours or work colleagues.

If you have been charged with an ADVO, APVO or AVO call North Shore Criminal Law on (02) 9955 2298 or our 24 hour Emergency Service on 0400 44 64 24 for expert advice from an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist.