If the Respondent (the person who has the protective order against them) violates the protective order, then they could face:
- criminal charges and/or
- be in Civil Contempt
Criminal charges may result in fines of up to $4000 and two years in jail, depending on whether the violation is a misdemeanor or a felony.
- Committing acts of violence against the Applicant/victim.
- Communicating with the Applicant in the prohibited manner as listed in the protective order.
- Going within 200 yards of the Applicant or other protected persons
- Going within 200 yards of the Applicant’s residence or place of employment or the children's school or daycare.
- Possessing firearms and ammunition
Civil Contempt violations may result in fines of up to $500 and/or six months in jail for all other violations.
- Failure to attend Battering Intervention Program and/or drug and alcohol counseling.
- Failure to pay child support.
- Failure to pay court costs.
- Failure to return child as specified in Protective Order.
- Failure to stay 200 yards away from Applicant/children in public places.