Our client was issued with an AVO after his wife alleged that he said “I’m going to get a gun.” He had gone to bed, so did not realise how upset his wife was and could not clear up the misheard statement. He woke up to the Police ordering him to get out of bed, very confused, and issued him an Apprehended Violence Order.
You probably imagine a criminal defense lawyer to be standing in court cross-examining a witness to prove their client’s innocence. What about if you have admitted that you committed the offence? What if there is very clear evidence against you? If you are entering a plea of guilty, where does a lawyer fit into the picture?
Imagine all the interactions you would have with other people in a typical morning: you wake up, have breakfast with your partner, buy a coffee from the barista at your favourite café, chat to the person next to you on the bus and make it to work just in time for that important meeting with your colleagues. In its essence, the law seeks to define these everyday relationships and to give individuals certainty regarding their rights and obligations. Family law deals with familial relationships, such as those between husbands, wives, partners, parents and children.
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