If a Respondent violates certain conditions set forth in the full Order of Protection, the Petitioner has the option to file a Motion for Contempt. This motion asks that a judge hold the Respondent "in contempt of court" for violating a valid court order, and may result in the Respondent being ordered to spend time in jail, pay a fine or both. The below documents provide all relevant information on Motions for Contempt and the contempt process.
NOTE: If a Petitioner is in danger, s/he should call 911 immediately and inform the police that s/he has a full Order of Protection that has been violated.Click here for information on what to do if your Order of Protection is violated. Click here for frequently asked questions about filing a Motion for Contempt. Click here for frequently asked questions about responding to a Motion for Contempt. Click here to access the online forms for filing a Motion for Contempt.