Selected State Statutes: South Dakota

Statutes: South Dakota

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22-19A-17. Defendant prohibited from contacting victim prior to court appearance.

While in custody after arrest for assault or stalking, no defendant may have or be permitted any contact or communications, either directly or by means of a third party, with the victim or the family or household members of the victim, until the defendant's initial court appearance or until such contact or communication is specifically authorized by the court. Willful violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor.