Have you been charged with the offence for Contravention of Personal Safety Intervention Order?
You may have a number of defences available to you that an experienced criminal lawyer can mount on your behalf. Can the prosecution establish all elements to the offence? Had you been served with a copy of the personal safety intervention order or had it explained to you? Did you intend to contravene the order?
For more information on the charge, please read below.
The offence: Section 100 of the Personal Safety Intervention Orders Act 2010.
The prosecution must prove:
The defendant was subject to a personal safety intervention order; and
The defendant engaged in conduct that contravened the order.
The maximum penalty
Level 7 imprisonment with a maximum of 2 years, or a level 7 fine with a maximum of 240 penalty units, or both.
What to do next?
A guilty finding for the offence for Contravention of Personal Safety Intervention Order can result in serious consequences, including imprisonment.
You should contact an experienced criminal lawyer immediately to begin preparing your defence and provide you with expert representation.
Section 100 Offence for contravention of personal safety intervention order
This section applies if a person against whom a personal safety intervention order has been made—
(a) has been served with a copy of the order; or
(b) has had an explanation of the order given to the person in accordance with section 40 or 76.
The person must not contravene the order.
Penalty: Level 7 imprisonment (2 years maximum) or a level 7 fine (240 penalty units maximum) or both.