Breaching an AVO is a serious criminal offence. The maximum penalty for breaching an AVO is a fine of $5,500 and/or 2 years imprisonment.
If an AVO has been made against you and you get back together with the AVO applicant or you make contact with each other this will constitute a breach of the AVO. If this situation is likely to arise then you will need to make an application to the Court to vary the conditions of the AVO. However, if you have children under the age 16 years named on the AVO only the police can make an application to vary the AVO.
If you have been charged with breaching an AVO call North Shore Criminal Law on (02) 9955 2298 or our 24 hour Emergency Service on 0400 44 64 24. William Vahl of North Shore Criminal Law is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist with over 19 years experience in criminal law.