Provincial Court

Violations & Review

Violation of an EPO is an offence and a first offence may result in a fine of up to $2000.00, a jail term of up to 6 months or both. A second or additional offence may mean a fine of up to $5000.00, a jail term up to 12 months or both.

Is an EPO Subject to Review?

Respondents may apply to Provincial Court within 10 days of receiving notice of the EPO if they wish to have the judge review it. Respondents may also apply to have the EPO set aside. Applicants or respondents wishing to apply to vary or terminate the EPO may make application to Provincial Court. Forms for these applications are available at any Provincial Court location or on this website.

Will an EPO Result in a Criminal Record?

No. An EPO is granted under provincial legislation. Since the EPO is not a criminal conviction, it will not result in a criminal record. However, being convicted of breaching an EPO will result in a criminal record.