Listen to the MP3 below of our discussion on Red FM about Restraining Orders in Western Australia.
The Perth Criminal Lawyer handles matters for both Applicants and Respondents. A Violence Restraining Order is an order made by the Courts, prohibiting the restrained person from contacting or coming within a certain distance of the protected person. Orders are made under the Restraining Orders Act 1997 WA, and can contain more than the above listed restraints. Courts may make interim orders, upon an ex parte application being made, which simply means an Application made before a Magistrates or two Justices of the Peace, and in the absence of the respondent. When the Court determines the circumstances of the Applicants allegations satisfy the requirements under the act, an Interim Order may be issued, however that order can only become final after the respondent has had their opportunity to defend the application in Court.