Car of a victim who wants to take matters to the criminal courts to get a restraining order

What are the grounds for getting a restraining order?

The standard test for the order can be sought is whether or not there is evidence of harassment or risk of violence (or further violence) against a victim. You can get a restraining order against someone if the person has:

  1. Abused (or threatened to abuse you)
  2. Sexually assaulted you
  3. Stalked you
  4. Seriously harassed you
  5. Made you feel scared or annoyed

It doesn’t matter whether the abuser is a close family member or a complete stranger, a restraining order can still be used to protect the victim.

Court room for criminal proccedings where a restraining order will be considered
One of our criminal defence solicitors