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Mass. General Laws c.140 § 131V

Extreme risk protection orders; filing materially false information in petition or filing petition with intent to harass; penalty

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Added by St.2018, c. 123, § 15, effective August 17, 2018


A person who files a petition for an extreme risk protection order, knowing the information in the petition to be materially false or with an intent to harass the respondent, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $2,500 and not more than $5,000 or by imprisonment for not more than 2 ½ years in the house of correction or by both such fine and imprisonment.



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