Utah State Courts – Cases Assigned to the Family or General Division– Task force studies numerous statistics, studies and stories of incidents related to violation of protective orders. The task force then made certain recommendations including recommendation for prosecuting certain domestic or family crimes in the general department of the Utah district court including violation of a protective order under the cohabitant abuse act. The entry of the protective order itself is a civil matter and should be in the Utah State Court family department. The violation of the protective order is a class A misdemeanor under Title 77, Chapter 36 and 76-5-108 and should be in the Utah State Court general department.
Model Utah Criminal Jury Instructions– Search the Utah State Court website for jury instructions for criminal offenses such as violation of a protective order.