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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of November 28, 2023

What happens if the abuser violates the order?

Violation of a temporary or permanent order can be a Class 1 misdemeanor or, if the violation involves simple assault, it is a Class 6 felony.1 To see the other reasons that a violation of an order of protection can be a Class 6 felony or higher, read section 25-10-19 on our Selected South Dakota Statutes page.

1 SDCL § 21-65-19