18 U.S.C. § 2262 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure § 2262. Interstate violation of protection order




 Offenses.--

 Travel or conduct of offender.--A person who travels in interstate or foreign commerce, or enters or leaves Indian country or is present within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, with the intent to engage in conduct that violates the portion of a protection order that prohibits or provides protection against violence, threats, or harassment against, contact or communication with, or physical proximity to, another person, or that would violate such a portion of a protection order in the jurisdiction in which the order was issued, and subsequently engages in such conduct, shall be punished as provided in subsection (b).

 Causing travel of victim.--A person who causes another person to travel in interstate or foreign commerce or to enter or leave Indian country by force, coercion, duress, or fraud, and in the course of, as a result of, or to facilitate such conduct or travel engages in conduct that violates the portion of a protection order that prohibits or provides protection against violence, threats, or harassment against, contact or communication with, or physical proximity to, another person, or that would violate such a portion of a protection order in the jurisdiction in which the order was issued, shall be punished as provided in subsection (b).

 Penalties.--A person who violates this section shall be fined under this title, imprisoned--

 for life or any term of years, if death of the victim results;

 for not more than 20 years if permanent disfigurement or life threatening bodily injury to the victim results;

 for not more than 10 years, if serious bodily injury to the victim results or if the offender uses a dangerous weapon during the offense;

 as provided for the applicable conduct under chapter 109A if the offense would constitute an offense under chapter 109A (without regard to whether the offense was committed in the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States or in a Federal prison);  and

 for not more than 5 years, in any other case,

or both fined and imprisoned.


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