Domestic Violence
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Domestic Violence Criminal Defence Lawyers Sydney NSW

Domestic violence has recently attracted more attention by the media because of the increased number of serious domestic violence cases. The courts in NSW, in response to the attention, are imposing harsher penalties and longer terms of imprisonment to send out a strong message to those involved in a domestic relationship.

But don’t panic! We are here to help. Our criminal defence lawyers understand that when a relationship breaks down, tensions escalate and a person may react without thinking. Our lawyers are non-judgmental and are ready to fight for your rights. They have helped many clients defeat Police AVO’s and false charges, recover property, get a non-custodial sentence, Section 10 or a small fine or have charges completely dismissed.

Whether you are pleading NOT GUILTY or GUILTY to a domestic violence offence, our criminal defence lawyers are ready to help you. Call us now on 1800 100 529 to discuss your case.

Examples of Domestic Violence Charges:

Our experienced lawyers have helped hundreds of clients in domestic violence cases. Some examples of charges we have defeated in court, include:

  • Common Assault
  • Damage property
  • Breach or contravene Apprehended Violence Order (AVO)
  • Stalk or Intimidate
  • Assault occasioning actual bodily harm
  • Break and Enter
  • Detain for advantage

A domestic relationship includes a marriage; a defacto relationship; an intimate personal relationship; a relative and sometimes your extended family or others with whom you have lived with.

What are the Penalties?

Penalties could include fines, bonds to be of good behaviour, community service, a suspended sentence, home detention or full-time jail. Click here to read more about penalties.

The Recorded Statement of the Witness:

The Criminal Procedure Act now allows evidence of a domestic violence complainant (victim) to be given wholly or partly in the form of a recorded statement (on a DVD). This replaces the traditional method of a witness physically giving their evidence in chief in the witness box. However, the recorded statement is not admissible unless the accused person has been given the recording in accordance with the service and access requirements. Contact one of our experienced criminal defence lawyers now if you have been served with a brief of evidence which includes a recorded statement. We will give you advice and commence work on your case to allow you to get back to your family quicker!

 

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