26.50.01, et seq.
Activity Addressed by Order
Enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling, employment, school and day care; regarding minors: temporary custody; counseling; electronic monitoring; court costs and attorney fees
Restraining order to protect minors: maximum 1 year, may be extended. Ex parte temporary order: maximum 14 or 24 days, may be reissued
Penalty for a Violation of Order
Gross misdemeanor: contempt of court. If assault less than 1st or 2nd degree occurs: Class C felony. If reckless or substantial risk of death or serious injury: Class C felony. If at least 2 prior protective order violations: Class C felony
Who May Apply for Order
Any person on behalf of self, or minor family or household member. Department of Social and Health Services may seek on behalf of and with consent of any vulnerable adult.
Transmission to Law Enforcement
Entered into statewide judicial information system within one judicial day; copy on or before next judicial day to appropriate law enforcement agency
Yes, contempt of court