Breach of the restraining order

Breach of a restraining order is a punishable act. The punishment is a fine or imprisonment not exceeding one year. Breach of the order is a crime subject to public prosecution, and it will be taken to court by the public prosecutor.

All restraining orders are entered into a special personal data file kept by the police.

The police also supervises these orders and may use force if the order is breached. If for example a person upon whom a restraining order has been imposed continues to harass the person protected, the police called in may take the guilty party to the police station and interrogate him/her for further measures.