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If any of your mates have received a football banning order then you'll know that the Courts mean business.
Three year minimum term and up to 6 months in jail for breaching it. Reporting to the Police Station, surrendering your passport, the requirements are far more onerous than simply missing matches.
What does the law say?
If you are convicted of a relevant offence (which includes pretty much any offence you can imagine at or near a stadium when a match is on including simply being drunk),
“if the Court is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds to believe that making a banning order would help to prevent violence or disorder at or in connection with any regulated football matches, it must make such an order in respect of the offender.”
Football Spectators Act 1989 s14A (2)
Sounds like a tough test. Because it is.
If you find yourself looking at a football banning order then you need to make sure that your Solicitor knows what they are doing. We do. Call us for initial advice at no cost. Legal Aid may be available.
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