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Legal Statutes: South Dakota

UPDATED May 26, 2017

South Dakota Statutes

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Chapter 22-19A. Stalking

back to top22-19A-16. Violation of protection order -- Penalties.

If a temporary protection order or a protection order is granted pursuant to §§ 22-19A-8 to 22-19A-16, inclusive, and the respondent or person to be restrained knows of the order, violation of the order is a Class 1 misdemeanor. If any violation of this section constitutes an assault pursuant to § 22-18-1.1, the violation is a Class 6 felony. If a respondent or person to be restrained has been convicted of, or entered a plea of guilty to, two or more violations of this section or § 25-10-13, the factual basis for which occurred after the date of the second conviction, and occurred within ten years of committing the current offense, the respondent or person to be restrained is guilty of a Class 6 felony for any third or subsequent offense. Any proceeding under §§ 22-19A-8 to 22-19A-16, inclusive, is in addition to other civil or criminal remedies.

Source: SL 1997, ch 131, § 9; SL 2004, ch 150, § 1; SL 2015, ch 128, § 1.