How do I Obtain a Non-Harassment/Restraining Order?
Non-harassment orders, also known as restraining orders, are issued by the Sheriff Court. Although it is not always necessary to go to court for the order to be granted, it may be necessary to go and give evidence as to the nature of any abuse or aggressive behaviour you have suffered.
In the event you do have to go to court, our solicitors will be behind you every step of the way. From building a convincing and watertight case to secure protection from abusive behaviour to representing you in the Sheriff Court, our team will be behind you every step of the way.
Who Can I Take a Non-Harassment Order Out Against?
Whether it is a colleague acting inappropriately, an ex-partner who will not leave you alone, an abusive spouse, an aggressive neighbour, or even a stranger ‘stalking’ you or your family, non-harassment orders are not limited to any specific type of individual or relationship. Provided you at least know the identity of the person harassing you, the Sheriff Court will consider the order.
What Happens if Someone Breaches a Non-Harassment/Restraining Order?
Breaching a non-harassment order is a serious criminal offence. Depending on the circumstances, anyone in breach of the terms will face a prison sentence of as long as five years and an unlimited fine.
If you become aware of someone breaching the terms of the non-harassment order, phone the police immediately. In the event the breacher denies the accusations, you may need to go to court to give evidence. In that case, you can rely on the advice and representation of Kee Solicitors.
Non-Harassment Order Lawyer Scotland
Just because behaviour isn’t criminal, or at least hasn’t been the subject of a criminal investigation, doesn’t mean it can’t be stopped. A non-harassment order is a legal instrument that can help stop any distressing behaviour from domestic abuse to stalking.
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