N.Y. Public Health Law Section 2327
Houses of prostitution

  • injunction
  • scope
  • violation


When an injunction has been granted pursuant to the provisions of this article, it shall be binding on each defendant throughout the state, and any violation of the provisions of the injunction or temporary restraining order herein provided, shall be a contempt and punished as hereinafter provided.


In case of a violation of any injunction granted under the provisions of this article, or of a restraining order or the commission of any contempt of court in proceedings under this article the court, or in vacation a judge thereof, may summarily try and punish the offender.


The contempt proceedings shall be commenced by filing with the clerk of the court a complaint under oath, setting out and alleging the facts constituting such violation, upon which the court or judge shall cause a warrant to issue, under which the defendant shall be arrested. The trial may be had upon affidavits, or either party may demand the production and oral examination of the witnesses.

Source: Section 2327 — Houses of prostitution; injunction; scope; violation, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBH/2327 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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