Defending DVO Breaches and Restoring Reputations.
Put your worries to rest knowing you are defended by Donnelly Law Group – expert domestic violence lawyers with 50+ years of combined experience fighting DVO breaches in Queensland.
We regularly defend people who have been charged with breaching domestic violence orders. Regardless of whether you breached the DVO accidentally or with intent, we can help you attain the best possible outcome in your matter.
Our domestic violence lawyers have built a proven track record by combining personal support with criminal defence. We get to know you personally so that we can provide advice on the practical steps you need to take for a winning chance in court. This relationship also gives us the insight we need to tailor your personalised defence strategy – one that takes full advantage of your case’s unique evidence and mitigating factors for the best possible result.
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Our Legal Strategy in Breach DVO Matters.
The specialist domestic violence lawyers at Donnelly Law Group use a two-pronged approach to achieve the best possible outcome in matters relating to a DVO breach.
Firstly, we expertly analyse the evidence in your case (including the time, place and reason for the breach). We also scrutinise whether you were made properly aware of the domestic violence order by the court or the police. Any one piece of evidence may give rise to a legal defence and help us tailor a winning strategy.
Secondly, our lawyers get to know you and understand your circumstances through open and honest conversation. In some cases, we may arrange for you to undertake practical measures and treatments that benefit your defence. This helps us prove to the court that you are unlikely to offend again and should therefore receive a more favourable result.
By using a combined approach of legal strategy and rehabilitation, Donnelly Law Group can often convince the court that no criminal conviction should be recorded and any penalties should be minimised.
Our Personal Support System in Breach DVO Matters.
Donnelly Law Group understands how stressful and embarrassing it can be to be charged with a DVO breach. We make this turbulent period in your life as easy and stress-free as possible with our personal support system.
Our domestic violence lawyers ensure that you are kept up to date throughout the entire legal process with regular and clear communication. Should you have any questions, we are always here to provide answers and guidance. Plus, we will supply you with step-by-step guides on the role you will play in the process.
The personal support we offer also plays a vital part in shaping your legal defence. Should you want to plead guilty, our compassionate domestic violence lawyers will help you arrange any practical or rehabilitative measures necessary to prove to the magistrate that you are unlikely to offend again.
We genuinely care and want to attain the best possible outcome for you – both in the courtroom and in your personal life.
What should I do if the police want to speak to me about a DVO breach?
If the Queensland Police want to speak to you about breaching a domestic violence order, you only have to give them your name, date of birth and contact details. If they arrest you or serve you with a notice, you may also have to provide identifying particulars such as your fingerprints.
You have the right to remain silent. You do not have to answer any further questions from the police, make any statements or participate in a police interview.
Immediately contact Donnelly Law Group at the first opportunity. One of our lawyers or trained support staff will discuss your options and explain how to achieve the best possible outcome.
Do I need a lawyer for a DVO breach?
Having defended and witnessed hundreds of DVO matters in Queensland, it is apparent that defendants achieve the best possible outcome when they are represented by a lawyer who specialises in domestic violence offences.
Our DVO lawyers understand the mitigating factors the court is looking for when deciding the outcome and sentence in your matter. We are experts at preparing your case and presenting these mitigating factors to the magistrate so that you attain the best possible result.
People who do not engage the help of a DVO lawyer often fail to present these mitigating factors to the court and suffer heavier penalties as a consequence.
When should I contact a DVO lawyer?
If you have been charged or suspect you are under investigation for breaching a domestic violence order, contact Donnelly Law Group today.
It’s crucial that you receive expert legal advice before speaking to the police.
The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can protect your legal interests, begin working on your case and help you achieve the best possible outcome.
Call Donnelly Law Group now and arrange your free initial consultation with one of our expert domestic violence lawyers.
Will my lawyer represent me in court?
Donnelly Law Group’s team of specialist domestic violence lawyers will research, strategise and prepare your case for you. We will then represent you in court and methodically argue your defence in order to attain the best possible outcome.
What legislation covers breach DVO offences in Queensland?
In Queensland, the offence of breaching a domestic violence order appears under the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012.
What are the penalties for breaching a DVO in Queensland?
In Queensland, it is a criminal offence for a respondent to breach a domestic violence protection order.
If it is the first time that you have been convicted of breaching a domestic violence protection order, the maximum penalty is a fine of 120 penalty units or 3 years imprisonment.
If you have been previously convicted of breaching a domestic violence protection order (within 5 years before the current offence), the maximum penalty is a fine of 240 penalty units or 5 years imprisonment.
Contact Donnelly Law Group if you have been charged with breaching a protection order. Our domestic violence lawyers will discuss the circumstances in your matter, explain the likely penalties and fight for the best possible outcome.
Are there any legal defences to breaching a DVO?
Yes, it is possible to defend a breach of a domestic violence protection order (such as when the accused is not made properly aware of the existence of the order).
Donnelly Law Group’s specialist domestic violence lawyers will assess the evidence and circumstances in your case when determining whether any legal defences may apply.
How much does Donnelly Law Group charge for legal defence in DVO matters?
A lot of people believe that they cannot afford to hire a lawyer for DVO matters. But at Donnelly Law Group, we ensure that our legal fees are affordable so that everyone can access high-quality legal representation in Queensland.
We will provide you with a fixed quote after your free initial consultation. A fixed fee ensures that you have total transparency over costs and won’t receive any surprising invoices.
Contact Donnelly Law Group today to book your free consultation and receive a fixed quote.
See our page on Legal Fees for more information on payment plans and options.
Can Donnelly Law Group help me if I live outside of Brisbane and the Gold Coast?
Donnelly Law Group regularly represents people living all over the Sunshine Coast and regional Queensland (including Toowoomba, Noosa, Maroochydore, Cairns, Townsville, Rainbow Beach, Mackay, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and more.)
We can hold meetings with our regional clients over the phone, via video conference or in person. Our lawyers travel to courts all over Queensland to represent locals in criminal, traffic, drink driving and domestic violence matters and bail applications.
It can be difficult to find high-quality legal representation in regional Queensland. Do not hesitate to contact Donnelly Law Group for the best possible outcome in your matter.