TN Order Of Protection Violation: What Are The Consequences?
What happens if you violate an Order of Protection in Tennessee?
It is a criminal offense for a Respondent to violate an Order of Protection. The first and immediate consequence for a Respondent who violates an Order of Protection or is alleged to have violated the order is to be arrested. To be clear, the Respondent will be arrested if the Petitioner alleges that they have violated the order. No investigation or documentary proof is required. A comprehensive list of consequences for Respondents and next steps can be found here, or see what happens if the Petitioner contacts the Respondent.