People v. Velyvis (2020): Order sustaining demurrer

July 27, 2020

Survivor was subjected to a DVRO prohibiting her from public discussion of her abuser or his conduct; Dismissing criminal charges against survivor for violation of speech restrictions; A restrained party who is criminally charged for violating the RO may seek dismissal of the charges by filing a demurrer showing the RO is facially unlawful; RO speech restrictions in this case were unconstitutional prior restraint

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