A misconduct restraining order (MRO) can be obtained to restrain someone you aren't necessarily afraid of, but whom you consider to be a pest. If an MRO is issued and breached the penalty is a criminal record and a fine.
The pest will be told to stop bothering you or receive a fine and a criminal record.
You can get an MRO to stop someone from coming near you, saying things to you or printing things about you. An MRO can require someone to stop posting messages about you on Facebook, or from spreading rumours about you or to simply not come anywhere near you or contact you via any means.
One of our lawyers can assist you to gather evidence to show to the Court that you are reasonably intimidated or offended by a person, or that the person is likely to damage your property.
If someone is claiming you are a pest and you disagree, one of our lawyers can assist you to defend the application. If the applicant has strong grounds and the issue of an order is likely our lawyers can ensure that the conditions imposed do not unreasonably restrict your daily life.
Applications can sometimes be resolved by the applicant and respondent agreeing to undertakings instead of the Court ordered MRO.
An MRO cannot be issued to protect you from someone you are (or were) in a relationship with or are related to (such people can only be bound by a Violence Restraining Order).
Please note that the above list of what is included in your package is complete. Any other necessary expenses that may arise are excluded from the total package fee. Examples of necessary additional expenses include fees for obtaining transcripts, travel costs and process server fees. If these or any other necessary additional expenses arise, you will be asked to agree to paying those costs before they are incurred.
Payments by credit cards will incur a 1% fee