With recent and indeed future DV amendments it is timely to consider the particular powers police have in relation to situations of possible Domestic Violence. Sometimes domestic violence situations will grant police additional powers or exemptions from usual requirements or rules.

For example, police can arrest you without if you are reasonably suspected of breaching a domestic violence order.

Similarly section 609 of the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act allows police to enter your home without a warrant if there is an urgent circumstance of domestic violence occurring. They can then stay for as long as is reasonably necessary to find out what is happening and to take action to help a person or remove the risk of injury or damage.

If you need advice about domestic violence call us on 3034 0000 to speak to a solicitor experienced in this area.