Domestic Violence Law

Domestic and family violence matters can have a detrimental and lasting impact on any relationship. Whether you are in need of protection, a domestic violence order (DVO) application has been made against you, or you have been charged with a criminal offence for domestic violence, having quality representation by your side can make a world of difference.

Whether you are at risk of having a domestic violence order made against you or you have been accused of breaching an existing protection order, the outcome of your matter can have dire consequences on your family life, social life, employment, and freedom. It is important to understand the serious ramifications of domestic violence allegations and have expert support to deal with them.

At Bazzi Law, our experienced domestic violence lawyers in Brisbane have helped provide professional legal advice and representation for numerous clients on an array of domestic and family violence matters, and we have an exceptional track record of success. You can rest assured that you are in good hands.

Our team can provide effective legal help with the following domestic violence matters:

  • Applying for adomestic violence order (DVO)
  • Responding to anapplication for a protection order
  • Varying an existingorder
  • Responding to achange of contravening a domestic violence order
  • Domestic violence appeals

Applications for Domestic Violence Orders (DVO)

Whether a DVO application has been made against you or you are aggrieved in an abusive relationship, quality representation is indispensable for domestic violence cases.
If you are the respondent, you are required to appear in Court and respond to the application. You have multiple options available to you, and having a quality representative by your side can ensure your matter will be finalised quickly and favourably.

What Can I Do If I Am a Victim?

Being subjected to domestic violence is serious, and it is important to speak out against physical and emotional abuse. At Bazzi Law, we are able to assist you in obtaining a DVO for your protection.

If you are in a relevant relationship, and you require protection, we can assist in a number of ways, including:

  • Assisting you (and those in your care) in applying for protection
  • Representing you in Court for the hearing of applications
  • Referring you to a number of domestic violence services that can assist in other ways

What Can I Do If Allegations of Domestic Violence Have Been Made Against Me?”

Being accused of domestic violence should not be taken lightly, which is why seeking legal representation is necessary in these situations. At Bazzi Law, our lawyers can help you know how to best respond to the allegations, ensuring you are supported throughout the entire process.

If allegations of domestic violence have been made against you, we can assist you in a number of ways, including:

  • Advising you as to your options if you are the respondent to a DVO application
  • Representing you at Court if an application has been brought against you
  • Representing you at Court if you have been charged with a domestic violence offence (such as contravention of a domestic violence order)

Why Choose Us?

Andy Bazzi is an accomplished lawyer who frequently represents aggrieved and respondents alike. With a wealth of knowledge at his disposal, he has successfully helped clients navigate the Court system and receive a positive outcome.
He knows, first and foremost, the importance of putting his clients first.

At Bazzi Law, we understand that every case is unique, and that’s why we personalise and tailor our services to suit each client’s specific needs. Our lawyers have a track record for resolving these matters without the need for lengthy and expensive Court proceedings.

Get in touch with us today for an obligation-free consultation. For further information, you can reach us by email, over the phone, or via our website to secure the robust legal representation you need.


What is classified as Domestic and Family Violence?

Domestic and family violence is behaviour committed by one party in a relevant relationship (the respondent) against another (the aggrieved), that can be considered violent, threatening, coercive, controlling or abusive.

Domestic violence can include:

  • Controlling behaviour
  • Emotional abuse
  • Financial abuse
  • Harassment
  • Physical violence

Who should I report my domestic violence case to?

You should dial 000 if you’re in an emergency and currently at risk. If you’re not in an emergency, you can report your case to the police by ringing Policelink (13 14 44). You can also submit a form online to make your report.
In cases where you need to live out of home to escape the abuse, you can get in touch with DVConnect (1800 811 811). You can find more information on DV resources here.

What are my legal options if I am a victim of domestic violence?

If you are being subjected to domestic violence, you have the right to make an application for a protection order, which is then heard in Court. The police can also make an application on behalf of a person in need of protection. Our lawyers can assist with the preparation of materials and representation in Court. For further information, get in touch with us today.

What is the penalty for domestic violence in Queensland?

The highest penalty you can receive if you have committed domestic violence in Queensland is 3 years imprisonment or a fine of more than $21,000 (140 penalty units). For aggravated contravention of domestic violence order offences, the maximum penalty is 5 years imprisonment or a fine of more than $37,000 (240 penalty units).