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Legal Information: California
What happens if the harasser violates the order?
A violation of a temporary or final civil harassment order can be a misdemeanor, which is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000, imprisonment in a county jail for up to 1 year, or both. If the violation results in you being physically injured, the fine can go up to $2,000.1
1 Ann.Cal.C.C.P. § 527.6(t); Ann.Cal.Penal Code § 273.6(a),(b)
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