More and more people are becoming the subject of domestic violence orders in Queensland and those numbers will continue to grow under strict laws.
What you may not realise is that it is not just your partner that can apply for a domestic violence order, the police have been given the power to apply for a protection order on behalf of the person who they believe to be a victim of violence.
A domestic violence protection order is designed to limit the behaviour of the person or people who are being violent. The order can also include other named people who may witness the violence, in particular children or relatives or anyone else named in the order.
Once an order is in place it usually lasts for 5 years and can prevent a person from approaching, contacting or locating another. If you are the respondent to an order and disobey any of the conditions that is considered a criminal offence and you can be charged by police.
If you are a victim of domestic violence or an application for a domestic violence order has been made against you it is crucial that you obtain legal advice. At Watling Roche Lawyers we are here to help you in difficult times and offer a FREE CONSULTATION so you have nothing to lose to find out the best way forward.
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