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South Dakota Protective Orders Laws

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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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