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October 29, 2019

What happens if the respondent violates the order?

If the respondent/stalker violates the protective order in any way, you can call the police to report it. Violation of a stalking protective order may result in his/her arrest and a criminal charge of aggravated stalking, which is a felony and can result in imprisonment of between 1 and 10 years and fine up to $10,000.00.1

1 O.C.G.A. § 16-5-91