Victims’ Orders Against Violent Offenders Act 2014

http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2014/0045/40.0/DLM5228051.html

7Application for non-contact order
(1)
A victim of a violent offence may make an application to the court for a non-contact order against a violent offender at any time after the offender has been sentenced in respect of the offence.
(2)
However, a victim may not make an application under subsection (1) if—
(a)
there is in force a protection order against the offender made under the Family Violence Act 2018 and the victim is a protected person under that order; or
(b)
there is in force a restraining order against the offender made under the Harassment Act 1997 for the protection of the victim.
(3)
An application under subsection (1) may be made—
(a)
without notice, if the court is satisfied that the delay that would be caused by proceeding on notice would or might entail undue hardship for the victim; or
(b)
on notice.
(4)
For the purposes of subsection (2), protected person has the meaning given to it by section 8 of the Family Violence Act 2018.
Section 7(2)(a): amended, on 1 July 2019, by section 259(1) of the Family Violence Act 2018 (2018 No 46).

Section 7(4): amended, on 1 July 2019, by section 259(1) of the Family Violence Act 2018 (2018 No 46).

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