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Legal Statutes: Alabama

UPDATED July 28, 2016

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Article 7A. Domestic Violence Protection Order Enforcement Act

back to topSection 13A-6-141. Definitions

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings, respectively, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

(1) DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTION ORDER. A domestic violence protection order is any protection from abuse order issued pursuant to the Protection from Abuse Act, Sections 30-5-1 to 30-5-11, inclusive. The term includes the following:

a. A restraining order, injunctive order, or order of release from custody which has been issued in a circuit, district, municipal, or juvenile court in a domestic relations or family violence case;

b. An order issued by municipal, district, or circuit court which places conditions on the pre-trial release on defendants in criminal cases, including provisions of bail pursuant to Section 15-13-190;

c. An order issued by another state or territory which may be enforced under Sections 30-5B-1 through 30-5B-10. Restraining or protection orders not issued pursuant to the Protection From Abuse Act, Sections 30-5-1 to 30-5-11, inclusive, must specify that a history of violence or abuse exists for the provisions of this chapter to apply.

(2) VIOLATION. The knowing commission of any act prohibited by a domestic violence protection order or any willful failure to abide by its terms.

(Acts 1993, No. 93-325, p. 495, § 2; § 30-5A-2; Act 2011-691, p. 2113, § 1; Act 2015-493, § 2.)