Looking for a domestic violence lawyer? The Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 defines domestic violence as a criminal offence committed against a family member with whom the offending party has shared a domestic relationship. If you have been charged with domestic violence, seeking legal representation as soon as possible is critical. Our team of experienced lawyers can assist you in navigating this complex legal process.
Suppose you have been charged with domestic violence or violence of any kind or have been accused of committing an act of domestic violence against a family member. In that case, the expert legal team at James & Jaramillo Criminal Lawyers can handle your case and guarantee your legal rights. Never sacrifice legal protection when you face physical violence at home.
Suppose a spouse or family member has filed charges against you claiming domestic violence. In that case, it’s essential to understand what constitutes a viable case regarding all forms of domestic violence. Under Australian federal law, instances of abuse, assault, and dangerous behaviour may constitute violence and be filed under the following charges:
If the court can validate these charges and prove that you have indeed acted in a way to threaten or injure a family member, the court will hand down a severe sentence to mitigate the perceived threat you pose to the wider community.
The legal team at James & Jaramillo will fight to protect your rights and, based on the available evidence, present your case as a means of self-defence, an act brought about under duress or even a case of wrongful accusation. The exact details of your situation will determine the defence and how we can proceed.
The Relationships Act of 2008 defines a domestic relationship as one where the parties:
This definition includes current and former spouses, a former spouse’s current partner, and extended family as defined by indigenous kinship systems.
The expert lawyers at James & Jaramillo have successfully represented & defended numerous domestic violence cases. We understand the delicate nature of these cases and will work to ensure that your rights are fully protected. No matter what the challenges, our expert legal team is prepared to support your claim and produce long-lasting results to protect your right to safety.
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James & Jaramillo is a law firm based in Sydney, Australia. We specialise in criminal law, family law & traffic law, and our domestic violence, divorce lawyers, and child custody lawyers have extensive experience handling cases of divorce, child custody, and domestic violence. Our team of experts will work diligently on your behalf to ensure that you receive the best legal advice & outcome and can support your case no matter what the situation.
If you’re in need of local court representation for your domestic and family violence case, there’s no need to look any further than JJ Lawyers. Our team of experienced criminal & family lawyers will be able to guide you through every step of the legal process, ensuring that you receive the best possible outcome for your case.
Depending on the particulars of a case, an individual found guilty of committing domestic violence may be imprisoned for a period of 10 years or face an Intensive Correction Order with supervision.
According to Australian law, domestic violence is any threat or act of violence against someone with whom you hold a domestic relationship.
Section 5 of the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 provides the definition of “domestic relationship”
(1) For the purposes of this Act, a person has a “domestic relationship” with another person if the person–
(a) is or has been married to the other person, or
(b) is or has been a de facto partner of that other person, or
(c) has or has had an intimate personal relationship with the other person, whether or not the intimate relationship involves or has involved a relationship of a sexual nature, or
(d) is living or has lived in the same household as the other person, or
(e) is living or has lived as a long-term resident in the same residential facility as the other person and at the same time as the other person (not being a facility that is a correctional centre within the meaning of the Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Act 1999 or a detention centre within the meaning of the Children (Detention Centres) Act 1987 ), or
(f) has or has had a relationship involving his or her dependence on the ongoing paid or unpaid care of the other person (subject to section 5A), or
(g) is or has been a relative of the other person, or
(h) in the case of an Aboriginal person or a Torres Strait Islander, is or has been part of the extended family or kin of the other person according to the Indigenous kinship system of the person’s culture.