What happens if someone breaks an intervention order?

What happens if someone breaks an intervention order?

If a respondent breaks the conditions of an intervention order, family violence safety notice or a counselling order, the police can charge them with a criminal offence. This is called a breach. The court takes breaches of intervention orders very seriously.

What happens if a family violence intervention order is breached?

If a respondent breaks the conditions of a family violence intervention order, family violence safety notice or a counselling order, the police can charge them with a criminal offence. This is called a breach.

What are the defences for breaching an intervention order?

Some defences available to you in relation to a breach of an Intervention Order charge, include: Another person other than yourself was responsible for the conduct (e.g. mistaken identity);or Deny that your conduct did not actually breach the conditions of the Intervention Order. [5] These examples are not exhaustive.

Can a family member apply for an intervention order?

If the conditions of a family violence intervention order are difficult to live with, a protected family member or a respondent can apply to the court to change the conditions of the order. For more information about living with an intervention order see:

How does an intervention order work in the UK?

Also see How intervention orders work. Court staff will place the order on to the police database and send a copy to the police station nearest to the protected person. If you are unhappy with the magistrate’s decision, or if you disagree with the conditions of the order, you can appeal to the County Court.

How to prepare for an intervention order hearing?

It is important to get legal advice, even if the police are applying for an intervention order on your behalf. You should also consider asking to see the family violence applicant or respondent practitioner. Your case may not be heard straight away. Plan to be there for the whole day. Do not go too far away.

What should I do if I get a police intervention order?

It is important to get legal advice, even if the police are applying for an intervention order on your behalf. You should also consider asking to see the family violence applicant or respondent practitioner. Your case may not be heard straight away.

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