k13146301As 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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This part 3 of a 3 part blog series on domestic violence, click for part 1 and part 2 from our Waynesville Family Law / Divorce Lawyer Robert Gilligan.

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