In order to protect victims of domestic violence the court has the power to make orders which prohibits or compels the perpetrator from or to comply with certain conduct, for example, remaining away from the place of residence of the victim. The making of such an order is a civil order although breach of the order will attract criminal sanctions, including terms of imprisonment.
Cridland & Hua Lawyers can be engaged to represent either the ‘aggrieved’ (the person who is seeking the protection of an order) or the ‘respondent’ (the person against whom an order is being sought).
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