Virginia Protective Orders Laws
|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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