What Are Intervention Orders?

An intervention order is an order made by the court to protect you from physical or mental harm being done to you by another person. This is sometimes referred to as a restraining order or “AVO” but in Victoria, it is known as an IVO.

An intervention order is basically a court order made by a Magistrate. It would help you and your family from anyone who makes you feel unsafe or gets involved in any act f abuse/violence against you.

Intervention order have strict terms and conditions about how the respondents must act or behave towards you. If the respondent does not follow these terms and conditions, the police van punish him or take an action

There are two main types of Intervention orders:

  • Personal safety intervention orders
  • Family violence intervention orders

If you have been harmed or threatened to be harmed, by another person then you can make an application to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria for an intervention order.

Alternatively, if someone has made an application for an intervention order against you, then you will have the right to dispute the application if you think the grounds of the order are unjustified.

The consequences of an IVO being made are very serious. For example, it can limit a person’s ability to contact another person or to be within a certain distance of that person. If the IVO is breached then that person can be charged with a criminal offence and be arrested.

If an intervention order is made, the respondent as well as the protected person would get a copy of the order. The order will have all the details. All the terms and conditions must be understood by both the parties.

If the respondent is found guilty of breaking the terms and conditions. they may have to pay  a huge amount of fine or might end up going behind the bars. 

Western Law takes the safety of the community very seriously. If you are in need of an IVO, or you are afraid an IVO might be unfairly ordered against you, please contact us for a confidential and supportive solicitor to help you with your application.

Western Law can help you at all stages of your proceedings. If you require help with an application or responding to any queries or legalities contact us today.

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