Consequences of Breach of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders

Updated on Wednesday 12th April 2017

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If you are over 10 years and you have adopted a racist or an inappropriate behaviour in public, you can receive an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) order from the authorities in the UK. Such penalty comes with numerous rules and conditions you need to be aware of, and if you find yourself in this situation, we suggest you solicit help and legal assistance from our criminal defence lawyers in London, a prepared team with a vast experience.

What you need to know about an ASBO in the UK

An anti-social behaviour order in the UK is imposed to persons with unsuitable conduct in public like adopting a racist comportment, threatening others, drinking in public, making graffiti or playing loud music when it is strictly forbidden. Such behaviours can be reported to the police which can impose an anti-social behavior order. Once you have received an ASBO, it is good to know that you are not allowed to do specific things for at least two years, for instance:

•    you cannot drink in public, on the streets;
•    you must avoid supervised people with a criminal background;
•    you are not allowed to go to certain places, if imposed by the police;
•    you need to stay out of trouble. 

We remind that an ASBO in the UK can be reviewed if the individual provides an improvement of his/her behaviour. We remind that you need to be advised by our defence solicitors in the UK if you received an ASBO.

What happens if you break the rules of an ASBO in the UK?

Breaching an ASBO in the UK means dealing once again with the law by committing an offence. An individual who has breached the conditions of an anti-social behaviour order in the UK can be sent back to the court of law and if found guilty, he can be sent to prison for a maximum of 5 years. As for the teenagers who do not respect the conditions of an ASBO, they can be subject to charges or can get community sentences. A detention and training order can be imposed for children over the age of 12 who will be supervised by an officer in charge of his case.

If you need to know more details about the consequences of a breach of anti-social behaviour orders, we invite you to contact our team of criminal defence solicitors in the UK.


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