The Police made a DVO against me, what can I do?

When police take a temporary DVO to court, the judge might change the DVO rules, leave the rules the same or cancel the DVO. The judge will make a decision about the DVO even if you do not go to court. You must go to court if you want to tell the judge your story...

How do I get a DVO?

If you cannot wait to go to court and ask a judge for a Domestic Violence Order (DVO), talk to the police. The police can make a temporary domestic violence order (DVO) without asking a judge. Police can make a temporary DVO very quickly. Later, police will come to...

What are the different kinds of DVOs?

A DVO can have different kinds of rules: Full non-contact: The defendant cannot be near or talk to the protected person. They cannot talk on Facebook, call or send text messages. Non-intoxication: The defendant cannot come near or talk to the protected person when...

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