What to do if the person doesn’t follow the Restraining Order

You should tell the police if the harasser doesn’t follow the conditions of the Order or if they act in a way that’s inconsistent with the Order.

Unless the harasser has a reasonable excuse, it will be a breach of the Restraining Order and a criminal offence.

What happens to the person when they breach a Restraining Order

If the harasser breaches the Restraining Order they can be jailed for up to 6 months or fined up to $5000.

However, they can be jailed for up to 2 years if they’ve already been convicted twice in the last 3 years of breaching a Restraining Order made to protect you.

As well as being charged with breaching a Restraining Order, the harasser can also be charged with any other crime committed at the same time, such as assault, theft, or misuse of a phone.

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