Violation Protective Order Virginia Laws 18.2-60.4 Fairfax Richmond Beach Loudoun Prince William

Violation of A Protective Order Defense – Virginia Lawyers

There is one specific statute that provides the definition of violation of a protective order. Virginia Code 18.2-60.4. First and foremost, it is a misdemeanor charge.

If you have been charged with violation of a protective order in Virginia, contact our firm immediately for help.
We have client meeting locations in Fairfax, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Loudoun, Prince William, Fredericksburg & Lynchburg.

Violation Protective Order Virginia Laws 18.2-60.4

Violation Protective Order Virginia Laws 18.2-60.4

§ 18.2-60.4. Violation of protective orders; penalty.

Any person who violates any provision of a protective order issued pursuant to § 19.2-152.8, 19.2-152.9 or 19.2-152.10 is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Conviction hereunder shall bar a finding of contempt for the same act. The punishment for any person convicted of a second offense of violating a protective order, when the offense is committed within five years of the prior conviction and when either the instant or prior offense was based on an act or threat of violence, shall include a mandatory minimum term of confinement of 60 days. Any person convicted of a third or subsequent offense of violating a protective order, when the offense is committed within 20 years of the first conviction and when either the instant or one of the prior offenses was based on an act or threat of violence, is guilty of a Class 6 felony and the punishment shall include a mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months.

If the respondent commits an assault and battery upon any party protected by the protective order resulting in serious bodily injury to the party, he is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Any person who violates such a protective order by furtively entering the home of any protected party while the party is present, or by entering and remaining in the home of the protected party until the party arrives, is guilty of a Class 6 felony, in addition to any other penalty provided by law.

Upon conviction of any offense here under for which a mandatory minimum term of confinement is not specified, the person shall be sentenced to a term of confinement and in no case shall the entire term imposed be suspended.

Upon conviction, the court shall, in addition to the sentence imposed, enter a protective order pursuant to § 19.2-152.10 for a specified period not exceeding two years from the date of conviction.

Some of the courts we cover in Virginia:

Fairfax Circuit Court Richmond Circuit Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
400 North Ninth Street
John Marshall Courts Building
Richmond, VA 23219
Fairfax General District Court Richmond General District Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
920 Hull Street, Northside
Richmond, VA 23224-4070
Fairfax Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Richmond Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030-4020
Oliver Hill Courts Building
1600 Oliver Hill WaySuite C181
Richmond, VA 23219-1214
Prince William Circuit Court Loudoun Circuit Court
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110
P. O. Box 55018 E. Market St., 3rd floor
Leesburg, VA 20178
Prince William General District Court Loudoun General District Court
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110-5586
18 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Prince William Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Loudoun Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110-5555
18 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Virginia Beach Circuit Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway
Building 10, 4th Floor
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9017
Virginia Beach General District Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9057
Virginia Beach Juvenile & Domestic Relations District
Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway, Building 10
Judicial Complex 10 AMunicipal Center
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Va. Statutes Description Penalties
Va Code § 18.2-60.4 Violation of protective orders Violation of Emergency protective order under Va Code § 19.2-152.8 which expires at 11:59 p.m. on the third day following issuance Class 1 Misdemeanor
Violation of Preliminary Protective Order under Va Code § 19.2-152.9 which remains in effect until the hearing
Protective order under Va Code § 19.2-152.10. which expires at 11:59 p.m. on the last day specified or at 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the two-year period if no date is specified
Va Code § 18.2-60.4 Violation of protective orders(Second offense within 5 years and when current or prior violation was based on an act or threat of violence) Mandatory minimum term of confinement of 60 days
Va Code § 18.2-60.4 Violation of protective orders(Third offense within 20 years of first conviction and when current or prior violations were based on an act or threat of violence) Class 6 felony and the punishment shall include a mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months.
Va Code § 18.2-60.4 Committing assault and battery upon party protected by the protective order resulting in serious bodily injury. Class 6 felony
Violating a protective order by furtively entering the protected party’s home while the party is present, or by entering and remaining in the home of the protected party until the party arrives Class 6 felony in addition to any other penalty provided by law.
Va Code § 18.2-60.4 When mandatory minimum term of confinement is not specified for this statute, the person shall be sentenced to a term of confinement and in no case shall the entire term imposed be suspended.
Va Code § 18.2-60.4 Upon conviction, the court shall, in addition to the sentence imposed, enter a protective order pursuant to § 19.2-152.10 for a specified period not exceeding two years from the date of conviction.

If you have been charged with violation of a protective order in Virginia, contact our firm immediately for help.

We have client meeting locations in Fairfax, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Loudoun, Prince William, Fredericksburg & Lynchburg.

We also cover the following courts in Virginia:

Herndon General District Court
765 Lynn Street,
Herndon, VA 20170
Vienna General District Court
127 South Center Street,
Vienna, VA 22180
Falls Church General District Court
300 Park Avenue, Room 107E
Falls Church, VA 22046-3350

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