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November 19, 2020

What happens if the stalking injunction is violated?

Violation of a stalking injunction is a crime, and you can call the police as soon as possible if the abuser violates the injunction. You can also file a contempt petition in the court that issued the stalking injunction.1

A violation of a stalking injunction comes under the criminal offense of stalking and would be a class A misdemeanor if it is the stalker’s first offense of stalking.2 If the stalker has previously been convicted of stalking, a felony, or meets certain other requirements, s/he may be guilty of a second or third degree felony.3

1 UT ST § 78B-7-703(1); Utah Courts website
2 UT ST § 76-5-106.5(6)
3 UT ST § 76-5-106.5(7), (8)