Breach of Intervention Order
If a Respondent breaches an Intervention Order, the affected family member should report the breach to police. They will investigate in line with the Code of Practice for the Investigation of Family Violence (2014).
If a Respondent continually breaches an order, affected family members are advised to keep a record of those breaches, i.e. date, time, location and nature of the breach. This will assist police in their investigations.
Note: If an affected family member believes recording breaches will put them or their families at risk, they are advised not to do so. For further information about how to collect evidence safely, visit Women’s Health West.
Police can charge a Respondent with a criminal offence for breaching an Intervention Order. Currently, penalties include:
- a fine;
- a term of imprisonment; or
- a fine and a term of imprisonment.