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Legal Information: Massachusetts

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
December 11, 2019

What happens if the respondent violates the order?

Violating an extreme risk protection order is a crime. If the respondent violates the terms of an extreme risk protection order, s/he could be ordered to pay a fine of up to $5,000; go to jail for up to two and a half years; or both.1

1 MA ST 140 § 131S(f)