Legal Information: Rhode Island

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
November 4, 2022

What happens if the respondent violates the order?

The respondent can be held in contempt of court for violating an extreme risk protection order. In addition, violating an extreme risk protection order is a felony. The respondent can be punished by being sent to jail for up to ten years, fined up to $10,000, or both.1

1 8 R.I. Gen. Laws § 8-8.3-10(a), (b)

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