A drunk who was jailed for two-and-a-half years after knocking on his ex-wife's window, breaching a restraining order, had his sentence slashed by more than two thirds at the Court of Appeal.
Gurshinder Singh Deol of Stamford Close, Southall, was jailed at Isleworth Crown Court in August after admitting breaking the terms of the injunction.
But although recognising the 45-year-old has breached orders relating to his ex-wife on numerous occasions, two top judges slashed his sentence to eight months on December 8.
But, having done so, Mr Justice Andrew Smith warned Deol that he faces longer sentences if he continues to misbehave.
Addressing him directly, he said: "You must understand that, if you come out of prison and pester your ex-wife again, you will be going back inside.
"We know you have problems and we know that you drink, but that will not be an excuse.
"It is just not fair on your ex-wife and the court will keep sending you to prison, and every time it will probably be a longer time in prison unless you can control yourself.
"We cannot help you. Nobody can. It is up to you."
Earlier, the judge said the less serious nature of what he had actually done in breaching the injunction meant two-and-a-half years was "excessive."
Deol, who had been on incapacity benefit, had been desperate for cash and gone to the family home to borrow from his mother, who lived with his ex-wife.
When he arrived, he was drunk and did not realise that his ex-wife was going to be there.
After knocking on the window, he went to sleep on the doorstep and was woken by police officers after they were called.
The judge, who heard today's appeal with Judge Anthony Scott-Gall, said the lack of violence or threats,