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7-3-510. Service of order; duration and extension of order; violation; remedies not exclusive

(a) An order of protection granted under W.S. 7-3-509 shall be served upon the respondent pursuant to the Wyoming Rules of Civil Procedure. A copy of the order of protection shall be filed with the sheriff of the county.

(b) An order of protection granted by the court under W.S. 7-3-509 shall be effective for a fixed period of time as provided in paragraphs (i) and (ii) of this subsection. Either party may move to modify, terminate or extend the order. The order may be extended repetitively upon a showing of good cause for additional periods of time, not to exceed one (1) year each, if the court finds from specific facts that a clear and present danger to the victim continues to exist. The period of time for an original order of protection shall be as follows:

(i) For conduct constituting stalking, the order of protection shall not exceed one (1) year;

(ii) For conduct constituting sexual assault the order of protection shall not exceed the longer of:

(A) Six (6) months; or

(B) The point in time the respondent is charged with sexual assault or a related criminal offense and the court ordered bond conditions for pre-trial release are at least as restrictive as the original order of protection.

(c) Willful violation of a temporary order of protection issued under W.S. 7-3-508 or of an order of protection issued under W.S. 7-3-509 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, a fine of not more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), or both. A temporary order of protection issued under W.S. 7-3-508 and an order of protection issued under W.S. 7-3-509 shall have statewide applicability and a criminal prosecution under this subsection may be commenced in any county in which the respondent commits an act in violation of the order.

(d) The remedies provided by W.S. 7-3-506 through 7-3-512 are in addition to any other civil or criminal remedy available under the law.