Domestic violence offences occur across Queensland, and include relevant relationships that are:
- Physically or sexually abusive;
- Psychologically abusive;
- Coercive or threatening; and/or
- Controlling or dominating with fear of safety.
The Domestic Violence and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 is the governing piece of legislation, and the team at Russo Lawyers has vast knowledge and experience in dealing with both applicants and respondents in domestic violence matters. Our experienced team of solicitors are able to carefully consider the nature of an application, provide you with detailed advice, and work with you to securing the best available outcome in respect of your matter.
In recent times, a number of amendments have been made to the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012, and the requirements necessary to establish domestic violence offences have been broadened. The result of these changes is that victims of domestic violence can more easily obtain protection orders, whereas the legislation now makes it more difficult to successfully defend the allegations.
Where an individual breaches the requirements set out in a domestic violence order, whether such order be a temporary order or a permanent order, a criminal charge may be laid by the Queensland Police Force. By engaging a legal representative with expertise in areas of both domestic violence offences and criminal law, you can ensure that every aspect of your matter will be given the attention to detail it deserves.
Call Russo Lawyers today on (07) 3238 1888 or 1800 558 533 for more information or contact us online.