Legal Information: Arkansas
Updated: February 14, 2022
What is the penalty for violating the "no gun" provision in the order of protection?
If the order of protection forbids the abuser from having a gun, and s/he violates this part of the order, AR state law says that any violation of an order of protection is a Class A misdemeanor that can be punished by jail time of up to 1 year, a fine of up to $1,000, or both.1 S/he may also face additional criminal charges for having a weapon if s/he is violating other AR state laws.
The abuser may also face criminal penalties if s/he violates the federal firearm law. See Federal Gun Laws to get more information.
1 A.C.A. §9-15-207(b)
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