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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 2262                                            01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 110A - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND STALKING

HEAD

    Sec. 2262. Interstate violation of protection order

STATUTE

      (a) Offenses. -
        (1) Travel or conduct of offender. - A person who travels in
      interstate or foreign commerce, or enters or leaves Indian
      country or 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).
        (2) 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).
      (b) Penalties. - A person who violates this section shall be
    fined under this title, imprisoned -
        (1) for life or any term of years, if death of the victim
      results;
        (2) for not more than 20 years if permanent disfigurement or
      life threatening bodily injury to the victim results;
        (3) 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;
        (4) 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
        (5) for not more than 5 years, in any other case,
    or both fined and imprisoned.

SOURCE

    (Added Pub. L. 103-322, title IV, Sec. 40221(a), Sept. 13, 1994,
    108 Stat. 1927; amended Pub. L. 104-201, div. A, title X, Sec.
    1069(b)(2), Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2656; Pub. L. 104-294, title
    VI, Sec. 605(d), Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3509; Pub. L. 106-386,
    div. B, title I, Sec. 1107(c), Oct. 28, 2000, 114 Stat. 1498; Pub.
    L. 109-162, title I, Sec. 117(b), Jan. 5, 2006, 119 Stat. 2989.)

AMENDMENTS

      2006 - Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 109-162 inserted "or within the
    special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States"
    after "Indian country".
      2000 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 106-386 added subsec. (a) and struck
    out heading and text of former subsec. (a). Text read as follows:
      "(1) Crossing a state line. - A person who travels across a State
    line or enters or leaves Indian country with the intent to engage
    in conduct that -
        "(A)(i) violates the portion of a protection order that
      involves protection against credible threats of violence,
      repeated harassment, or bodily injury to the person or persons
      for whom the protection order was issued; or
        "(ii) would violate this subparagraph if the conduct occurred
      in the jurisdiction in which the order was issued; and
        "(B) subsequently engages in such conduct,
    shall be punished as provided in subsection (b).
      "(2) Causing the crossing of a state line. - A person who causes
    a spouse or intimate partner to cross a State line or to enter or
    leave Indian country by force, coercion, duress, or fraud, and, in
    the course or as a result of that conduct, intentionally commits an
    act that injures the person's spouse or intimate partner in
    violation of a valid protection order issued by a State shall be
    punished as provided in subsection (b)."
      1996 - Subsec. (a)(1)(A)(ii). Pub. L. 104-294 substituted
    "violate this subparagraph" for "violate subparagraph (A)".
      Subsec. (b)(1) to (3). Pub. L. 104-201 substituted "victim" for
    "offender's spouse or intimate partner".
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