As the previous blog discussed, a DVPO is a civil action that can require a defendant to give up a number of constitutional rights, often immediately and before even being given the opportunity to be heard as to the veracity of the charges levied. A breach of the DVPO, however, becomes contempt, and is punishable according to 50B-4.1, Violation of a Valid Protective Order.
50B-4.1 states that a person is guilty of violating a DVPO if that person knowingly violates a valid protective order entered pursuant to Chapter 50B or a court of another state, or a court of an Indian tribe.
This crime is punishable as a Class A1 misdemeanor, and in some circumstances may be punishable as a Class H felony if the person has been convicted of three offenses previously under the Chapter 50B statute.
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