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Virginia Protective Orders Laws

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Code Section 16.1-253, et seq.
Activity Addressed by Order Enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling or provide alternative housing; regarding minors: visitations; use of motor vehicle
Duration of Order Emergency: 72 hrs. after issuance
Penalty for a Violation of Order Contempt of court and Class 1 misdemeanor; no suspension of term
Who May Apply for Order Any person or the court.
Can Fees Be Waived? Yes
Order Transmission to Law Enforcement Copy to local police department or sheriff's office
Civil Liability for Violation of Order Yes, contempt of court

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