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Prohibition on visitation

If there is a risk that a particular individual may commit a crime against, harass or stalk someone, a prohibition on visitation may be imposed upon such a person.

Contact the prosecutor if you wish to have a prohibition on visitation placed upon somebody.

A person who is subject to a prohibition on visitation may not visit, contact or stalk the person who is protected by the prohibition. The prohibition on visitation applies for a fixed term (at most one year) but can be extended by a maximum of one year at a time. It is always the prosecutor who decides on a prohibition on visitation, and the decision can be appealed against to the district court.

A general contact prohibition means a prohibition to personally seek contact with the person protected by the prohibition but also a prohibition on making contact by telephone, by letter, through messenger, by telegram, e-mail or the like.

Other matters that can attract the protected persons attention may be included in the prohibition. A contact prohibition is not limited to a certain place but applies everywhere.

Exemptions and limitations to prohibition on visitation

The prohibition on visitation does not apply to contacts that, considering the special circumstances, are obviously justified, for example if a common child becomes seriously ill.

Special exemptions or restrictions included will be stated in the decision.

Violation of the prohibition

A person who breaches a prohibition on visitation may be sentenced to fines or imprisonment for at most one year.

Senast ändrad: 2009-11-27

More information

If you wish to have more information you can refer to the prosecutor who made the decision on a prohibition on visitation or to the district court.