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May 2, 2024

What if the abuser violates the order?

If the abuser violates a sexual assault protection order, you can call the police or sheriff, even if you think it is a minor violation. It can be a Class I misdemeanor to purposefully (knowingly) violate a protection order. If the abuser has a prior conviction for violating any protection order, then violating your order can be a Class IV felony.1

You can call 911 immediately and the police may arrest the abuser if s/he has probable cause to believe the abuser violated the order.2

1 NE R.S. § 28-311.11(4)
2 NE R.S. § 28-311.11(10)