Call (02) 9533 2269 for criminal lawyers in Sydney for Apprehended Violence Orders (AVO’s) and Mental Health law
AVO’s are often used as a sword by persons for purposes outside their intended protection mechanism.
AVO Hearings are contested matters and a good lawyer understands that Defendants/Respondents need to have their side heard.
Such Orders show up on background checks, security clearances and may affect you in various ways. They prevent you from purchasing firearms. They may also prevent you from obtaining employment as a security officer or similar.
Many times people who are the subject of an AVO and who are charged with breaches of an AVO suffer from mental health issues. Sometimes, particularly if a breach is of a minor nature (but occasionally also for more serious matters), it will be possible to have your matter dealt with pursuant to section 32 of the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act. What does this mean? Well, it could mean the difference between you have a criminal conviction and instead being referred to an appropriate treatment plan – being dealt with more as a “patient” than as a “criminal”.
One of the best law firms we have found in the Sydney area with great expertise in criminal law and mental health law, is CriminalSolicitorSydney.com. Check them out, or you can call them on (02) 9533 2269.
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