Section 13A-6-142

Violation of a domestic violation protection order; penalties.

(a) A person commits the crime of violation of a domestic violence protection order if the person knowingly commits any act prohibited by a domestic violence protection order or willfully fails to abide by any term of a domestic violence protection order.

(b) A violation of a domestic violence protection order is a Class A misdemeanor which shall be punishable as provided by law. A second conviction for violation of a domestic violence protection order, in addition to any other penalty or fine, shall be punishable by a minimum of 30 days imprisonment which may not be suspended. A third or subsequent conviction is a Class C felony.

(c) In addition to any other fine or penalty provided by law, the court shall order the defendant to pay an additional fine of fifty dollars ($50) for a violation of a domestic violence protection order to be distributed to the Domestic Violence Trust Fund, established by Section 30-6-11.

(Acts 1993, No. 93-325, p. 495, §3; Act 1996, No. 96-527, p. 684, §1; §30-5A-3; Act 2011-691, p. 2113, §1; Act 2015-493, p. 1679, §2; Act 2019-252, §1.)