What if the order is violated?

The willful disobedience of an anti-harassment protection order subjects the respondent to a possible conviction of a gross misdemeanor which has a maximum punishment of one year in jail and up to $5,000 in fines. In addition, the respondent may be found in contempt of court and subject to penalties of R.C.W. 7.21.

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1. What are the three different alternatives available for protection?
2. Where do you go to obtain this help?
3. How do you apply for an anti-harassment protection order?
4. Are there restrictions on where you can file?
5. Is there a fee to file an anti-harassment petition?
6. How does the court decide if there is harassment?
7. What kind of protection can the order provide?
8. What if the order is violated?