Category Archives: Intervention Orders

What is an Intervention Order?

An intervention order is an order issued by the Magistrates’ Court to protect a person affected by physical, psychological or material harm, by imposing rules or conditions on how the respondent (alleged defendant) can act towards the applicant or other protected persons. The order can prevent the respondent from harassing, threatening, or intimidating the applicant, … Continue reading What is an Intervention Order?

How to contest an Intervention Order

An intervention order is a court order that imposes restrictions on how you can act towards the protected person. It is civil in nature and does not result in a criminal record. However, breaking the conditions imposed will lead to criminal liability. Hence, it is necessary for you to weigh your options should an intervention … Continue reading How to contest an Intervention Order