When can a court issue an Apprehended Violence Order?

When can a court issue an Apprehended Violence Order?

Court issued – An AVO (Apprehended Violence Order) can be issued by the court under the following circumstances:

  • the defendant consents to the order being made;
  • after hearing all of the evidence, the magistrate is reasonably satisfied that there are fears for a person’s safety;
  • the person has been served with the application, but fails to show up to court.