Domestic Violence Offences

Domestic Violence Legal Advice

If you need domestic violence legal advice, Crawford & Duncan Lawyers can help you through. Contact us now to consult with one of our lawyers. Our emergency hotline is available 24/7 call us on 02 9844 5416.

It is an unfortunate fact of life that relationships often end in a negative way and may result in police intervention. The law in New South Wales is structured to provide police with many powers to intervene where they believe there is a need to obtain orders to protect people in domestic situations from perceived fear and violence.

Domestic Violence Penalties

Legislation has been specifically established to create criminal offences involving Domestic Violence. The penalties for offences in the area of domestic violence include imprisonment. So can matters involving assault charges. Seeking experienced legal advice is the best pathway to resolving these matters.

Apart from domestic violence legislation, there is legislation surrounding personal violence. Many orders are sought against people arising out of neighbourhood disputes. These orders are taken out by individuals themselves, generally without police assistance. Orders which the Court may make, prohibiting certain behaviour can include restricting people from having contact with their spouses and/or children, to being prevented from returning to your home.

Early Intervention & Experienced Legal Advice is Critical

Early intervention and proper legal advice are critical to protecting your interests. Crawford & Duncan are experienced, assault lawyers. Crawford & Duncan Lawyers have successfully defended many people facing Domestic and Personal Violence proceedings. Make sure you get touch with Crawford & Duncan sooner rather than later. As we may be to assist with DVO Appeals if needed, it is advised to speak with an experienced DV Lawyer when these matters arise.