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
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.
Transmission to Law Enforcement
Copy to local police department or sheriff’s office
Yes, contempt of court