If you are the victim of domestic abuse and violence, the court can make a Non Molestation Order to prevent violence, threats of violence, harassment, pestering and molesting behaviour for a defined period of time or until a further Court Order and with that Order the court will automatically attach powers of arrest. A court can also make an Occupation Order which excludes someone from the former matrimonial home or coming within a certain distance of it. In certain circumstances, a court can also attach powers of arrest to an
In addition to these Orders, the court can require Undertakings which are promises to the court that can be made to protect the victims. If a person is found to have breached an Injunction Order or an Undertaking they can be found in contempt of court and sent to prison. Because a breach of a Non Molestation Order is a recordable offence the perpetrator will also have a criminal record.