Breach of Orders

Breach of Orders – Restraining Orders or Non-Molestation Orders

Have you been involved in a relationship in the past and become the subject of a protective order such as a non-molestation order (in the County Court) or a restraining order (usually the Magistrates or Crown Court), and now find yourself in breach of the order, then you will need assistance from an experienced barrister.

These types of protective orders, such as non-molestation orders and restraining orders, are used more and more by the Courts. Protecting apparently ‘vulnerable’ individuals has become a priority in the criminal courts. Moreover, in family proceedings, there are financial advantages to making allegations of violence against ex-partners. This will often result in a protective order being made.

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The consequences of Breach of Orders offences can be severe. Sentences of imprisonment are common. This can lead to a loss of employment and damage to personal reputation.

There are defences which we can use to help you fight this sort of allegation. Sometimes the allegation of breach may have been made up, or at least grossly exaggerated. In this type of case, you will want an experienced barrister to cross-examine the complainant in order to establish the truth. Remember that Breach of Orders allegations are criminal allegations, and must therefore be proved ‘beyond reasonable doubt’. This is a very high standard of proof.

Otherwise, there are often defences such as establishing a ‘reasonable excuse’. You will want to take advice from someone who can establish how best to defend your case. Richard Wood is happy to assist in this regard.

If you have any queries about Breach of Orders allegations regarding non-molestation orders or restraining orders, or about any other related offences, then please call on 0800 4334 613, for free and without obligation legal advice.


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