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Article - Family Law




§4–509.

    (a)    A person who fails to comply with the relief granted in an interim protective order under § 4–504.1(c)(1), (2), (3), (4)(i), (7), or (8) of this subtitle, a temporary protective order under § 4–505(a)(2)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), or (viii) of this subtitle, or a final protective order under § 4–506(d)(1), (2), (3), (4), or (5), or (f) of this subtitle is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject, for each offense, to:

        (1)    for a first offense, a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or both; and

        (2)    for a second or subsequent offense, a fine not exceeding $2,500 or imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or both.

    (b)    For the purpose of second or subsequent offender penalties provided under subsection (a)(2) of this section, a prior conviction under § 3–1508 of the Courts Article shall be considered a conviction under this section.

    (c)    An officer shall arrest with or without a warrant and take into custody a person who the officer has probable cause to believe is in violation of an interim, temporary, or final protective order in effect at the time of the violation.



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