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Restraining Orders

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September 22, 2017

What happens if the defendant violates the order?

If the defendant violates any part of the order, you can call the police and report the violation.  S/he can be held in contempt1 by the judge and, depending on what s/he did to violate the order, s/he may also be charged with a crime.  Violating a protection from stalking or sexual assault order can be a class A person misdemeanor.  Violation of an extended protection from stalking or sexual assault order, which was extended for at least 2 years due to the defendant violating the first order or due to him/her being convicted of certain crimes against you, can be a level 6, person felony.2

1 K.S.A. § 60-31a09
2 K.S.A. § 21-5924(b)