Violating a Protection Order is Serious!
A violation of any provision of a protection order is punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a fine up to $5,000. Once a judge has issued a protection order and the respondent (person you need protection from) is served with notice of the protection order, it is then against the law to violate any part of the protection order. Call emergency 911 or your law enforcement number and report the violation. Gather any information you can to assist the officer.
The majority of respondents take this protection order seriously, but some do violate this court order. It is important to notify the authorities and to keep yourself as safe as possible. Do not have false hopes that the protection order will be all you need to be safe, especially if violent violations occur. Also be aware pursuant to Federal Law under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g) anyone subject to a qualifying restraining order cannot possess a firearm or ammunition.
Victims Services Brochure
The Pocatello Police Department recognizes that the victims and witnesses of crime have the right to be treated with dignity, respect, courtesy and sensitivity. We would like to offer assistance to you by providing support, information and referral services. Our goal is to assist and guide you through this process. The Pocatello Police Department Victims Services brochure (PDF) will help explain what resources are available to you for help.