What is an ASBO (Antisocial Behavior Order)?

Updated on Friday 18th November 2016

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The Antisocial Behavior Order (ASBO) refers to the order or the restriction for individuals with particular behaviors that usually are not accepted in public. The Court of Law is in charge of issuing this kind of order, and there are certain conditions you should consider when dealing with such restriction order. Our defence solicitors in London are able to offer detailed information and legal assistance if you find yourself in this situation.

What you need to know about an ASBO

The meaning of an ASBO granted by the Court of Law is to protect the people from a person’s unusual behavior, attitude or wrongdoings, no matter if it took place on the streets or at home. It is good to know that many individuals who received an ASBO are not aware of this kind of restriction. The Court can search and analyze the criminal background and the evidence of a person before it releases the ASBO, after certain complaints in this matter, usually made by individuals or groups of individuals.

Another purpose of an ASBO is to improve the social comportment or to get rid of the anti-social behavior, with the help of special programmes available in the community. This kind of order won’t be registered into the criminal record, but if you are dealing with certain offences while having an ASBO, the police can arrest you right away. In case the individual cannot agree with the terms of an ASBO or with the ASBO itself, he has the right to deny it and to solicit help and legal assistance from our criminal lawyers in London.

Who can receive an ASBO?

As mentioned above, an ASBO can be granted for about two years for all persons with anti-social and inappropriate behavior, and especially for the following offences or misconducts:

•    smoke under the permitted age
•    drink under the permitted age;
•    inappropriate language;
•    racial suppositions that can harm somebody;
•    property destruction;
•    vehicle destruction;
•    graffiti;
•    aggressive behavior.

It is good to know that you have the possibility to appeal the ASBO and to be represented in the Court of Law by one of our criminal defence solicitors in London.

Additional information or extra details about the ASBO can be obtained from our team of solicitors in London, so please feel free to get in touch with us.


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