If person A had a restraining order on person B for 2 years and they were still interacting with each other during that time, what will happen? 2 Answers as of June 26, 2014

Now that the restraining order is expired. Can person B still get in trouble for interacting with person A when the restraining order was valid even though it's not valid anymore?

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Law Office of Richard Southard
Law Office of Richard Southard | Richard C Southard
Yes. In criminal law, the time that a State can bring charges for committing a crime is 2 years for misdemeanors and 5 years (or longer) for most felonies. So while you cannot be prosecuted for anything that's occurred since the order expired, you could face criminal contempt charges for actions within the last two years.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 6/26/2014
Barton Barton & Plotkin
Barton Barton & Plotkin | Maurice Ross
Yes both persons could get in trouble even if the order has now expired.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 6/26/2014
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