It is quite common, sadly, for someone to get a civil restraining order only as step one of a two-step process toward putting an ex-boyfriend or ex-husband in jail, often out of jealousy or to gain an advantage in a child custody battle. The violation of the restraining order can be staged, as we have seen, to gain this advantage or punish the boyfriend who cheated or dumped someone. What is the punishment that one faces? Jail time? To read answers, click on the following link.