CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
ASSAULT AND BATTERY
18-920. Violation of no contact order. (1) When a person is charged with or convicted of an offense under section 18-901, 18-903, 18-905, 18-907, 18-909, 18-911, 18-913, 18-915, 18-918, 18-919, 18-6710, 18-6711, 18-7905, 18-7906 or 39-6312, Idaho Code, or any other offense for which a court finds that a no contact order is appropriate, an order forbidding contact with another person may be issued. A no contact order may be imposed by the court or by Idaho criminal rule.
(2) A violation of a no contact order is committed when:
(a) A person has been charged or convicted under any offense defined in subsection (1) of this section; and
(b) A no contact order has been issued, either by a court or by an Idaho criminal rule; and
(c) The person charged or convicted has had contact with the stated person in violation of an order.
(3) A violation of a no contact order is punishable by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000) or by imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed one (1) year, or both. Any person who pleads guilty to or is found guilty of a violation of this section who previously has pled guilty to or been found guilty of two (2) violations of this section, or of any substantially conforming foreign criminal violation or any combination thereof, notwithstanding the form of the judgment or withheld judgment, within five (5) years of the first conviction, shall be guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a term not to exceed five (5) years or by a fine not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000), or by both fine and imprisonment. No bond shall be set for this violation until the person charged is brought before the court which will set bond. Further, any such violation may result in the increase, revocation or modification of the bond set in the underlying charge for which the no contact order was imposed.
(4) A peace officer may arrest without a warrant and take into custody a person whom the peace officer has probable cause to believe has violated a no contact order issued under this section if the person restrained had notice of the order.
(5) For purposes of this section, a substantially conforming foreign criminal violation exists when a person has pled guilty to or been found guilty of a violation of any federal law or law of another state, or any valid county, city or town ordinance of another state, substantially conforming with the provisions of this section. The determination of whether a foreign criminal violation is substantially conforming is a question of law to be determined by the court.
[18-920, added 1997, ch. 314, sec. 1, p. 929; am. 1998, ch. 353, sec. 1, p. 1111; am. 2000, ch. 146, sec. 1, p. 375; am. 2000, ch. 239, sec. 1, p. 670; am. 2004, ch. 337, sec. 1, p. 1007; am. 2008, ch. 259, sec. 1, p. 752.]