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Video Evidence of Victims in Domestic Violence Cases to be Used by Police in Court


Why do so many cases of domestic violence get dismissed in court? In 2013, 8775 out of 34,789 applications for domestic violence orders/criminal charges were dismissed by the court, after the complaint was withdrawn by…

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What You Should Do If You Are Charged With Domestic Violence


You are entitled to the presumption of innocence While there is a great deal of information published, and many services are available, for the guidance and assistance of those who claim to be victims of…

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Can I withdraw my statement in a domestic violence case?


Can I withdraw my statement in a domestic violence case?   Making a statement to police Once it is alleged that an act of violence or intimidation has been committed, and a complaint made to…

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How to defend an AVO


How to defend an AVO   Defending an AVO can involve a complicated process of writing statements, gathering witnesses and appearing in court. AVO matters are a very common theme in our local courts nowadays,…

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Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders 2


    By Perry Katsanos, Solicitor, LY Lawyers. Last week, we looked at the nature of domestic violence and the ways in which police and the courts can deal with domestic violence offenders by way…

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What are Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders?


Domestic Violence and Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders   Domestic violence refers to acts of violence that occur between people who have, or have had, an intimate relationship in domestic settings. These acts include physical, sexual,…

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