Consequences For Violating An Order For Protection In Minnesota

The violaton of an Order for Protection in Minnesota can yield a number of penalties for those who are found to have done so, including criminal penalties, civil contempt and firearm possession implications. Criminal penalties. Minnesota law provides misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, and felony penalties for a violation of an OFP issued under the Domestic Abuse Act or under a similar law of another state, the District of Columbia, tribal lands, … Read More

Relief Available Under The Minnesota Domestic Abuse Act

In a proceeding for an OFP under the Domestic Abuse Act, the court may provide the following relief, upon notice and hearing: Restrain the abusing party from committing acts of domestic abuse; Exclude the abusing party from the dwelling which the parties share or from the residence of the petitioner; Exclude the abusing party from a reasonable area surrounding the dwelling or residences; Award temporary custody or establish temporary … Read More