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Restraining Orders

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December 8, 2020

What happens if the respondent violates the order?

If the respondent violates the order, you can report it to law enforcement. Depending on what the respondent did to violate the order, it can be a misdemeanor or a felony. The punishment for a misdemeanor violation is up to three years in prison, a fine of up to $2,000, or both. The punishment for a felony violation is up to five years in prison.1

1 S.C. Code § 16-3-1910(O)