Apprehended Violence Order

Apprehended Violence Order

An Apprehended Violence Order (‘AVO’) is an order that restrains the behaviour of a defendant by listing certain things that they are prohibited from doing in regards to a Person in Need of Protection (‘PINOP’). This may include prohibiting access to premises where...
Common Assault

Common Assault

This article provides general information and should not serve as a substitute for legal advice. Imprisonment A common assault charge carries a maximum penalty of 2 years imprisonment. A person may be charged with common assault where there have been acts of violence...