Rockhampton DV Lawyers (Domestic Violence).
RK Law, provide 24-hour emergency legal advice to anyone aggrieved by, responding to or charged as a result of Domestic Violence. Although we are based in Rockhampton, we service clients in Yeppoon, Blackwater, and Gladstone.
We can assist you or a loved one at the Police Station or the Watch-house 24/7.
DV is a complex issue. It is important that you receive the best legal advice and representation. RK Law assists victims of Domestic Violence in fighting for intrusive orders which provide protection from a perpetrator. We also represent those responding to DV Applications to ensure that they get the best result or least intrusive order.
Fixed Fee – Domestic Violence Lawyers
- Emergency watch-house legal advice
- Breach & Contraventions of DVOs
- DV Applications
- Defence against DV Applications
- Ouster and Removal Orders
24-hour advice – speak to us before speaking to the Police – 0434 089 009
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is any behaviour by the first person toward1 the second person with whom the first person is in a relevant relationship that is –
- Physically or sexually abusive; or
- Emotionally or psychologically abusive; or
- Economically abusive; or
- Threatening; or
- Coercive; or
- In any other way controls or dominates the second person and causes the second person to fear for his/her safety of wellbeing or for that of someone else.
With such a broad definition, it is important to get the best advice as soon as possible.
What is an example of DV Behavior?
Examples of this type of behaviour include:
- injuring you or threatening to injure you (punching, strangling you, grabbing your throat, pushing, slapping, pulling your hair or twisting your arms)
- repeatedly calling, SMS texting or emailing you, or contacting you on your social networking site without your consent
- damaging (or threatening to damage) your property (eg punching holes in the walls or breaking plates)
- stalking or following you or remaining outside your house or place of work
- monitoring you (unauthorised surveillance) including reading your text messages, your email account, your internet browser history or your social networking site
- putting you down
- making racial taunts
- holding you against your will
- forcing you to engage in sexual activities without your consent
- getting someone else to injure, intimidate, harass or threaten you, or damage your property
- threatening to commit suicide or self-harm to scare you
- threatening you with the death or harm of another person
- threatening to withdraw their care of you if you don’t do something
- coercing you into giving them your social security payments
- forcing you to sign a power of attorney to them against your will so they manage your finances
- threatening to disclose your sexual orientation to your friends or family without your consent
- preventing you from making or keeping connections with your family, friends or culture, including cultural or spiritual ceremonies or
What is a domestic violence order?
A domestic violence or protection order is a court order limiting the behaviour of the person who is being violent (the respondent).
It must include conditions that the respondent is well behaved toward you and your child/ren or anyone else named in the order. The court can also include other conditions stopping a person from approaching, contacting or locating you, or anyone else named in the order, which could include coming to your home or workplace.
Once an order has been made, it’s a criminal offence for the respondent to breach (disobey) the order. They are also prohibited from having a weapon or a weapons licence. Get legal advice.
Who can apply for a domestic violence order?
If you’re experiencing domestic violence you can apply for a domestic violence order. The person who wants protection is called the ‘aggrieved’.
The law protects people who are, or have been in the following types of relationships:
- an intimate personal relationship (married, de facto, registered relationship, engaged, couple)
- a family relationship (a parent or former parent of a child, or your relatives)
- an informal care relationship (where one person is dependent on the other person for help in an activity of daily living, like dressing and cooking for them).