Breaching an Intervention Order

If you breach an Intervention Order (which means you do what that the order says you must not do), the affected family member should report the breach to police if they want the order to continue to protect them. The police will investigate the breach in line with the Code of Practice for the Investigation of Family Violence (2014).

Police can charge you with a criminal offence for breaching an Intervention Order.

Penalties may include:

•    a fine;
•    a term of imprisonment; or
•    a fine and a term of imprisonment.

If you have been charged with breaching an Intervention Order, you should speak to a lawyer about your options.

This page was last updated: 
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 10:36