South Dakota Protective Orders Laws
|Code Section||25-10-1, et seq.|
|Activity Addressed by Order||Enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling; regarding minors: temporary custody, visitations, support, counseling|
|Duration of Order||Protective order: maximum 3 years. Temporary: 30 days|
|Penalty for a Violation of Order||If knows of order: Class 1 misdemeanor. If assault occurs: Class 6 felony|
|Who May Apply for Order||Any family or household member|
|Can Fees Be Waived?||Yes, if affidavit filed|
|Order Transmission to Law Enforcement||Copy to local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over area where petitioner resides within 24 hours|
|Civil Liability for Violation of Order||Yes, contempt of court|
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