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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of December 28, 2023

What happens if the abuser violates the disorderly conduct restraining order?

If the abuser violates the disorderly conduct restraining order, you can call the police. The police may arrest the abuser for this violation. Violation of an order can be a class A misdemeanor1 and the abuser can be sentenced to up to one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $3,000.2 The disorderly conduct restraining order should clearly state what acts will violate the order.3

1 N.D. Cent. Code § 12.1-31.2-01(8)
2 N.D. Cent. Code § 12.1-32-01(5)
3 N.D. Cent. Code § 12.1-31.2-01(7)(a),(b)