Full Statute Name:  LAWS OF PUERTO RICO ANNOTATED. TITLE FIVE. Agriculture. CHAPTER 58. Animal Protection and Welfare Act. SUBCHAPTER II. Judicial Proceedings. § 1678 Protection orders

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Primary Citation:  PR ST T. 5 § 1678 Country of Origin:  Puerto Rico Last Checked:  August, 2014 Date Adopted:  2008
Summary:

This Puerto Rico law provides that, in all cases in which a person is accused of domestic violence or child abuse, the court shall, by petition of party, issue a protection order for the petitioner so that he/she be the sole custodian of the animal. The court shall order the accused to keep far away from the animal and prohibit contact of any kind. Violation is a fourth-degree felony.

Statute Text: 

(a) In all cases in which a person is accused of domestic violence or child abuse, the court shall, by petition of party, issue a protection order for the petitioner so that he/she be the sole custodian of the animal. The court shall order the accused to keep far away from the animal and prohibit contact of any kind.

(b) A violation of the protection order shall be considered to be a fourth-degree felony.

(1) If upon conviction, the accused qualifies and avails him/herself of serving time on probation or of any alternative method other than jail imprisonment, the punishment shall entail a mandatory fine ranging from one thousand [dollars] ($1,000) to three thousand dollars ($3,000).

— Aug. 4, 2008, No. 154, § 2.15.

NOTES, REFERENCES, AND ANNOTATIONS

History

Codification.
As approved, subsection (b) has only one clause.

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