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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of August 10, 2023

What happens if the stalking protective order is violated?

If the order is violated and you call the police, the police officer can arrest the stalker if the officer has probable cause to believe that the stalker has violated the order within the past 12 hours.  It does not matter if the violation happened in front of the officer or not.1  Usually, a violation of this section is a class A misdemeanor but it could be a felony if the person has prior convictions for stalking within a certain time period.2  For more information, see our Selected New Hampshire  Statutes page, section 633:3-a, subsection VI(a).

1 N.H. Rev. Stat. § 633:3-a(V)
2 N.H. Rev. Stat. § 633:3-a(VI)