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November 25, 2023

What happens if the abuser violates the order?

Intentionally violating a sexual violence protection order can be a misdemeanor crime. Also, the abuser can be charged with  any other crime committed as part of the order violation. A violation can also be considered contempt of court, which can result in jail time, a fine, or both.1

1 8 L.P.R.A. § 1288