Legal action

There are three main legal actions for dealing with someone who behaves antisocially:

  • they could be given an Antisocial Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) which prevents them from carrying out specific acts of antisocial behaviour. For example, the ASBO may say they can't play loud music at night. Breaching an ASBO is a crime.
  • they could be given an injunction, which prevents them from carrying out specific acts of antisocial behaviour or compels them to do something, such as attending an alcohol rehabilitation course. Breaching an injunction can result in the person going to prison.
  • if they are a Council house tenant and their behaviour has breached their conditions of tenancy, we will consider eviction.
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