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Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
December 13, 2019

What happens if the abuser violates the order?

If you think that the abuser has violated the order, you can call the police to report it. A violation of a protection order can be a class three felony.1 You can also ask the court to hold the other party in contempt for violating the protection order, which can lead to jail time, a fine or both.2

1 8 L.P.R.A. § 628
2 8 L.P.R.A § 626(b)