A 32-year-old man from Marsa was granted bail against a personal guarantee of €5,500, but he was banned from communicating with his family throughout the length of the proceedings.
The man was charged with threatening his father and brother, as well as damaging their property during an argument.
The man pleaded guilty to the charges.
Magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras issued a protection order for the man’s brother and father.
The Magistrate told the accused not to go anywhere near his family, their home or any place they regularly attended. She told him to do his best to help himself and also pointed out that he would likely face a prison sentence given that he had committed a crime while on probation for another crime.