Domestic Violence Defence

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How We Fight Domestic Violence Charges

Domestic violence is a serious criminal charge. We bring a serious legal defence.

Every domestic violence case is unique and that means thinking strategically about what makes sense in your matter. We understand the legal landscape and the importance of making sure that you know about all of your options. We push the pace by putting together winning arguments more quickly than a traditional law firm. We use technology, our internal database of successful strategies and a detailed understanding of specific areas of the law.
We are experts in domestic violence claims. We understand the law and are intimately familiar with the way it operates. This means that we go beyond simply accepting whether something is or is not lawful and instead we dig in, ask questions and make sure that you are receiving the best advice possible. This goes to questions such as whether your arrest was legitimate. If procedures were violated or mistakes were made. If they were, we will uncover them and we will fight to ensure those issues are addressed.
The law of evidence is arguably the most complex area in the entire legal profession. It is so important that we went the extra step and our obsessive managing partner literally taught the course at University and insisted that the entire team be across the evidentiary landscape. Our lawyers are experts at understanding evidence, having it set aside and making sure that the appropriate relevant materials are before the Court. If you understand evidence, you can understand how to argue your case.
Our domestic violence lawyers understand how important the fundamental protections that underpin the legal system are. They understand how disempowering it can be when an official steps over the line and how important it is to act as a reasonable check to that power. Accordingly, our firm will ensure that your rights are respected and protected.
Our lawyers are great, but they can’t do it all on their own. Expert testimony has a strong influence on criminal proceedings. We will enlist the aid of specialists like psychologists, private investigators, toxicologists and forensic scientists to build your criminal defence case. We ensure that the right information is explored.
As a leading domestic violence law firm, we adopt an attitude of respectful, but firm advocacy. Simply put, we don’t let anyone bully us or our clients. We ensure that your case is heard, that arguments are put and that we are able to properly challenge and fight back against the other side. Our approach is that we will make sure that whatever happens to you is fair and that means that we don’t let the other side admit verbal statements, witness testimony or physical evidence without appropriate opposition.

Defending You Every Step Of The Way

Here’s how we can help those facing domestic violence charges


Free Case Assessment

We will conduct a free case assessment to understand your situation. This is a conversation between you and a skilled member on our team, provided at no cost to you. During this session, you'll have the opportunity to hear our initial position on your situation, ensuring you have valuable insights without any financial commitment. This initial consultation goes for approximately 5-10 minutes and gives us the opportunity to learn about how we can help you or what next steps are.


Legal Representation

If you decide we are a fit to represent you, we can then take the next steps and become your legal representation. Our team will conduct an in-depth session with you to uncover every relevant detail of your matter. This comprehensive understanding allows us to provide the best possible legal representation tailored to your specific needs.


Defence Strategy

We will create your defence strategy with the objective of achieving the best outcome possible. Our approach is tailored to the unique aspects of your case, ensuring that every angle is considered and every opportunity for a favourable resolution is pursued. This will be documented and provided to you as we work to solve the problems together.

Frequently Asked Domestic Violence Questions

What is considered domestic violence under NSW law?

Domestic violence in NSW includes physical assault, sexual assault, emotional abuse, intimidation, stalking, harassment, and controlling behaviors. It encompasses any act of violence committed by a partner, ex-partner, family member, or someone you live with.

What should I do if I’ve been accused of domestic violence?

If you've been accused of domestic violence:

  • Seek Legal Advice Immediately: Contact a lawyer to understand your rights and options. You can get a free consultation with Executive Law Group here.
  • Avoid Contact with the Accuser: This can prevent further complications and allegations.
  • Gather Evidence: Collect any evidence that can support your case, such as messages, emails, or witness statements.
  • Comply with Court Orders: Follow any court orders or conditions imposed on you.

What are the potential penalties for a domestic violence conviction in NSW?

Penalties for domestic violence in NSW can vary, but may include:

  • Fines: Monetary penalties.
  • Imprisonment: Jail time, especially for severe cases.
  • Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO): Restrictions on contact with the accuser.
  • Criminal Record: A conviction can lead to a permanent criminal record, affecting future employment and travel.

How can a lawyer help me defend against a domestic violence accusation in NSW?

A lawyer can assist by:

  • Providing Legal Advice: Explaining your rights and legal options.
  • Representing You in Court: Advocating on your behalf during court proceedings.
  • Gathering Evidence: Helping collect and present evidence to support your defence.
  • Negotiating with Prosecution: Attempting to reduce or dismiss charges through negotiation.

What are common defences against domestic violence accusations in NSW?

Common defences include:

  • Self-Defense: Arguing that you acted to protect yourself from harm.
  • False Allegations: Demonstrating that the accusations are untrue or fabricated.
  • Lack of Evidence: Challenging the prosecution's evidence as insufficient or unreliable.
  • Mistaken Identity: Proving that you were not the person who committed the alleged act.

What should I do if an ADVO is issued against me?

If an ADVO is issued:

  • Read the Order Carefully: Understand the conditions and comply with them strictly.
  • Seek Legal Advice: A lawyer can help you understand the implications and how to contest or vary the order if necessary. You can get a free consultation with Executive Law Group here.
  • Avoid Contact with the Accuser: Comply with the no-contact provisions to avoid further legal complications.

Can an ADVO affect my custody rights in NSW?

Yes, an ADVO can impact custody arrangements. Courts may consider the order when making decisions about child custody, potentially leading to restrictions on visitation or custody rights.

How long does a domestic violence case take to resolve in NSW?

The duration of a domestic violence case can vary widely, depending on the complexity of the case, the court's schedule, and whether the case goes to trial. It can take several months to over a year to resolve.

What evidence can be used to defend against a domestic violence claim?

Useful evidence may include:

  • Witness Statements: Testimonies from people who can support your version of events.
  • Electronic Communications: Emails, text messages, or social media posts that contradict the accuser's claims.
  • Medical Records: Documentation of injuries that may support a self-defence claim.
  • Character References: Statements from employers, friends, or family that speak to your character and behaviour.

Can I counter-sue if the accusations are false?

Yes, you may have the option to pursue legal action for defamation or false accusations if you can prove that the allegations were made maliciously and without basis. Consult your lawyer for advice on the best course of action.

Will a domestic violence charge show up on my criminal record in NSW?

If you are convicted, the charge will appear on your criminal record, which can have long-term implications for employment, travel, and other areas of your life.

How can I prepare for my court appearance in NSW?

To prepare for court:

  • Follow Your Lawyer’s Advice: Work closely with your lawyer to build a strong defence. You can get a free consultation with Executive Law Group here.
  • Dress Appropriately: Wear professional attire to court.
  • Be Punctual and Respectful: Arrive on time and show respect to the court and all parties involved.
  • Practise Your Testimony: Be clear and concise in your statements, avoiding unnecessary details.

Can a domestic violence accusation affect my immigration status in Australia?

Yes, a domestic violence conviction can affect your immigration status, potentially leading to visa cancellation or deportation. It's crucial to seek legal advice to understand the specific implications for your situation. You can get a free consultation with Executive Law Group here.

What happens if I violate the conditions of an ADVO in NSW?

Violating the conditions of an ADVO is a criminal offence and can result in additional charges, fines, and imprisonment. Always comply with the conditions set forth in the order.

What should I do if new evidence arises after my case has started?

Inform your lawyer immediately if new evidence comes to light. Your lawyer can assess its relevance and decide how to incorporate it into your defence strategy.

Personalised Support

If someone faces domestic violence charges, it's natural to feel overwhelmed and uncertain about the future. At Executive Law Group, we understand the stress and anxiety that come with these circumstances. Our personalised approach means you'll receive dedicated attention and tailored advice, ensuring you feel supported and understood throughout the entire process. We take a holistic approach which means that we have the resources to support you in any way that you require.

Domestic Violence Experts

Entrusting your case to experienced professionals can make all the difference. Our team of skilled criminal lawyers has a deep understanding of NSW law and a proven track record of success. With over 11 years experience and 4000 cases completed to date with an over 95% satisfaction rate from our clients. These cases include all levels of the hierarchy including appearing in the High Court and Supreme Court.

We leverage our expertise to navigate the complexities of your case, providing you with the best possible defence and peace of mind.

Clear Communication

It isn’t enough to be an expert at the law, as a client, you deserve to know what is happening and have some clarity around why it is being done. At Executive Law Group, we prioritise keeping you informed every step of the way. We explain legal processes in straightforward terms, answer all your questions, and ensure you're always aware of your options. Transparency and trust are keys to our legal communication.

Litigation And Resolution

Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Sometimes this means that we need to be aggressive and assertive, challenging everything and taking a brute force approach. Other times, finesse and keeping things simple is the way to resolve the issues in dispute. We thoroughly investigate every detail, explore all legal avenues, and develop comprehensive defence strategies tailored to your unique situation. With Executive Law Group, you can be confident that no stone is left unturned in your defence.

Accreditations and Media Mentions

We’re proud to have developed a welcomed reputation as a leading NSW law firm with key staff regularly featured in the media for their opinions on cases and issues of major importance. Our managing partner Jahan Kalantar is regularly featured on television and on social media where he shares breakdowns of the legal system and how that works. 

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No matter what you’re facing, we’re here to help. It costs nothing to speak to one of our expert criminal defence lawyers and get legal advice.

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Across the Spectrum of Criminal Law

Across the Spectrum of Criminal Law


  • DUI
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving without a license
  • False Nominations

Drug Offenses

  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Supply
  • Drug Importation
  • Road Offences Involving Drugs


  • Larceny
  • Theft By Finding
  • Armed Robbery


  • Fraud
  • Complex Financial Cases

Public Order

  • Affray
  • Riot
  • Terrorism Offences


  • Common Assault
  • Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm
  • Grievous Bodily Harm
  • Robbery

Understanding Your Free Case Assessment

Should I have documents ready for my Free Case Assessment?

It is helpful for you to have easy access to any documents related to your case, like charge sheets, court notices, police reports, and any communication with the police. However, we normally review these in detail after becoming your legal representation so they aren’t needed for your first conversation with us.

What information should I prepare before the meeting?

It is helpful if you have written down a detailed account of what happened, including dates, times, locations, and any witnesses or evidence you have. If you have a court attendance notice, bail notice, any documentation; that would help.

Can I bring someone with me to the consultation?

Yes, you can bring a friend or family member for support, but remember that attorney-client privilege only applies to you and your lawyer.

How should I describe my case to the lawyer?

Be honest and detailed. Share a clear account of what happened, including any background info and potential witnesses.

What if I have already spoken to the police?

Let your lawyer know about any interactions with the police, including statements made and documents signed. This info is crucial for your defence.

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