An Intervention Order is an order made by the court that prohibits the defendant from certain behaviour, such as harassment, stalking, intimidation, violence or the threat of violence. The purpose of an Intervention Order is to provide protection from this behaviour in the future – it usually states that a person cannot behave as such or go within a certain distance of the home or workplace of the person lodging the complaint.
The Court can make an Intervention Order if a defendant consents to it being made, or if evidence is heard proving that a person in need of protection fears violence or harassment by the defendant. The magistrate also has to be satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for these fears in order to make an Intervention Order.
If you need to make an application for an Intervention Order, or if somebody has made an application against you, it is recommended to seek legal advice from an experienced solicitor immediately.
What happens if someone tries to make an Intervention Order against you?
You can object to an Intervention Order being made against you and have the matter adjourned for trial at a later date. Under these circumstances, an interim Intervention Order will usually be issued until the trial date.
Why choose Salisbury Lawyers?
Our Principal, David Fryer is experienced in these types of matters, and he’s successfully defended applications made against his client’s at trial. David understands the impact an Intervention Order can have on a person’s life, especially if there are family law proceedings occurring at the same time.
David has been internationally recognised for his research which looked at the impact that false allegations have in legal matters and he’s previously sat on an expert panel presenting a seminar on how domestic violence laws work between state and Commonwealth courts.
Salisbury Lawyers are happy to represent you if you qualify for legal aid, and if you don’t, we’ll fix our fees.
Contact us to find out more or to arrange a consultation with an experienced domestic violence lawyer.