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Updated: December 9, 2020
What happens if the abuser violates the order?
An intentional violation of a protection from stalking order can be contempt of court, which is a misdemeanor crime, and can result in jail time, a fine, or both. In addition, s/he can be charged with stalking or whatever other crime may be committed during the violation of the order.1
1 33 L.P.R.A. § 4020; see also 33 L.P.R.A. § 4021
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