Protective Order

Protective Order

Victims of violence, stalking, or sexual abuse, can apply for a court order to keep their abuser away from them. Due to the different types of abuse people experience, there are different kinds of Protective Orders. A Protective Order can order an abuser:

  • Not to hurt, threaten, or harass the victim or the victim’s children, either directly or through another person;

  • To stay away from the victim, the victim’s family, the victim’s home, workplace, and children’s daycare or school;

  • Not to carry a gun, even with a license.

A Protective Order can last up to two years and up to life. Violation of a Protective Order can be a felony.


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