Earlier in the blog post titled ‘What is family violence? What can I do if I am a victim of family violence?’, the term ‘protection order’ was mentioned. This blog post will delve into what it means by protection order and aims to shed light on the various avenues available for victims of domestic violence. It will then mention what will happen if there is a breach by the offender. There are 2 avenues available namely:
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|Personal Protection Order (PPO)||
|Expedited Order (EO)||
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If there is a breach of PPO or EO by the offender, the police should be informed. The offender is guilty of an offence and will be fined not exceeding $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both. Where it is the offender’s second or subsequent breach, the offender will be fined not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.