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4. Criminal Law Matters – when legal aid is available

4.5. Apprehended Personal Violence Order

Legal aid is available to defend an application for an Apprehended Personal Violence Order (APVO) under the Crime (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 (NSW).

For legal aid to be granted in these matters the following tests must be satisfied:

Note: See the policy for children's criminal matters if the defendant in the APVO is under 18 years of age.

Note: Legal aid is not available for applications for Apprehended Personal Violence Orders unless the applicant for legal aid is a child. See Criminal Law Policy 4.20.

Date Last Published: 20/01/2017