2006 Code of Virginia § 16.1-253.2 - Violation of provisions of protective orders; penalty

16.1-253.2. Violation of provisions of protective orders; penalty.

In addition to any other penalty provided by law, any person who violates anyprovision of a protective order issued pursuant to 16.1-253, 16.1-253.1,16.1-253.4, 16.1-278.14, 16.1-279.1 or subsection B of 20-103, whichprohibits such person from going or remaining upon land, buildings orpremises or from further acts of family abuse, or which prohibits contactsbetween the respondent and the respondent's family or household member as thecourt deems appropriate is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. If the respondentcommits an assault and battery upon any party protected by the protectiveorder, resulting in serious bodily injury to the party, he is guilty of aClass 6 felony. Any person who violates such a protective order by furtivelyentering the home of any protected party while the party is present, or byentering and remaining in the home of the protected party until the partyarrives, is guilty of a Class 6 felony, in addition to any other penaltyprovided by law. Upon conviction, the person shall be sentenced to a term ofconfinement and in no case shall the entire term imposed be suspended. Uponconviction, the court shall, in addition to the sentence imposed, enter aprotective order pursuant to 16.1-279.1 for a specified period notexceeding two years from the date of conviction.

(1987, c. 700; 1988, c. 501; 1991, cc. 534, 715; 1992, c. 886; 1996, c. 866;2003, c. 219; 2004, cc. 972, 980.)

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