What Happens If Someone Violates A Protective Order?

It is a crime to violate a VPO. This is covered in 22 OS § 60.6. The first violation is a misdemeanor. Punishment consists of a fine up to $1,000 and/or up to one year in the county jail. A second offense is a felony. This carries from one to three years in the Department of Corrections and a fine of $2,000 –$10,000.

Someone who has been served with an ex-parte or final protective order or a foreign protective order who violates the protective order and causes physical injury or physical impairment to the plaintiff or to any other person named in the protective order shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor and spend between 20 days to one year in the county jail and fined up to $5,000.

A person who is convicted of a second or subsequent violation of a protective order that causes physical injury or physical impairment to a plaintiff or any other person named in the protective order is guilty of a felony. This carries a penalty of one to five years in the Department of Corrections and a fine ranging from $3,000 – $10,000. The defendant also has to undergo or participate in a counseling service as necessary to bring about the cessation of domestic abuse, stalking, or harassment against the victim against the victim.

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Source:

22 OS § 60.6 – http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?CiteID=70260

Current as of May 10, 2017.