Domestic Violence Act 2018


Offences and Proceedings for Offences


33. (1) A respondent who—

(a) contravenes a safety order, a barring order, an interim barring order, an emergency barring order or a protection order, or

(b) while a barring order, an emergency barring order or an interim barring order is in force, refuses to permit the applicant or a dependent person to enter in and remain in the place to which the order relates or does any act for the purpose of preventing the applicant or dependent person from so doing,

commits an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a class B fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or both.

(2) Subsection (1) is without prejudice to the law relating to contempt of court or any other liability, whether civil or criminal, that may be incurred by the respondent concerned.