Domestic Violence Matters
Domestic Violence Lawyers Caloundra
When you are involved in Domestic Violence Matters there is often a lot of shame attached. Rowan King and the team at RK Law have extensive experience in Domestic Violence Matters.
Whether it is a private application, or one that has been made by the Police, it is important to remember that DV Cases need three key pieces of evidence:
- There needs to be a relationship between the parties;
- There needs to be domestic violence; and
- The only way to stop future acts of violence is by making a Protection Order (Necessity & Desirability).
Even if there has been an incident, it is often the case that the Applicant or the police cannot prove that there has been actual Domestic Violence or that the order is required to prevent future violence.
This is where you need an experienced DV Lawyer. Rowan King has run hundreds of DV Trials as a Prosecutor and Defence Lawyer. No matter who you are, or what has happened, we can help you in your DV Case!
3 Keys to DV Matters:
There are 3 things your need to know about DVOs
- You can always challenge the making of a Domestic Violence Protection Order or the conditions sought. Most people who complain to us about DVOs or their conditions did not actually challenge the Order being made. They didn’t go to court, or they consented to the Order without admission at a mention.
- You cannot challenge the making of a Final DVO on the first court date. You can challenge the making of a temporary order though. The matter needs to go to trial if it is challenged. The court will issue directions to lodge affidavits and evidence, and the primary evidence is all contained in writing. This is why it is helpful to have an experienced lawyer on your side in preparation for the hearing.
- Whilst a protection order is a “private civil order”. Some people think there are no consequences because it is “secret” or “private”, but we have seen DVOs used to justify:
- Ceasing contact and access to children;
- Revoking a blue card & their ability to work with children;
- the revocation of a weapons licence; and
- the police to detaining and hold people in custody – should there be further allegations of Domestic Violence. It is also a factor the Police point to when it comes to assessing whether or not you should get bail – often for unrelated charges.
Do not let one allegation ruin your future. Caloundra Defence Lawyer Rowan King has run 100s of Domestic Violence trials. For this reason, we can lock in a fixed fee to run the trial whether you are the Applicant or the Respondent.