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236.8 Contempt---hearings.

The court may hold a party in contempt for a violation of an order or court-approved consent agreement entered under this chapter, for violation of a temporary or permanent protective order or order to vacate the homestead under chapter 598, or for violation of any order that establishes conditions of release or is a protective order or sentencing order in a criminal prosecution arising from a domestic abuse assault. If held in contempt, the defendant shall serve a jail sentence. Any jail sentence of more than one day imposed under this section shall be served on consecutive days.

A hearing in a contempt proceeding brought pursuant to this section shall be held not less than five and not more than fifteen days after the issuance of a rule to show cause, as set by the court.

Section History: Early form

[C81, § 236.8]

Section History: Recent form

87 Acts, ch 154, §4; 88 Acts, ch 1065, §1; 88 Acts, ch 1218, §17, 18; 91 Acts, ch 218, §9; 93 Acts, ch 157, §5

Internal References

Referred to in § 907.3

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