What is the penalty for violation of a restraining order?

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What is the penalty for violation of a restraining order?

Violation of a restraining order, whether a temporary order or a restraining order after hearing, is a contempt of a court order. The restrained person found in violation of a valid restraining order may be immediately taken into custody and taken to jail. In addition, the offender can be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony crime, and could be sentenced to serve time in jail and to pay a fine for the offense.

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