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Protection Orders are:
Protection Orders can:
- civil court orders prohibiting a specific person from making contact with you such as coming near your home,
work site, school, or other locations as listed on the order.
- based on the relationship you have with the party you are seeking protection from.
- issued by a judge and must be served by a police officer, deputy sheriff or process server.
- effective for 12 months from service date.
Protection Orders cannot:
- restrain a defendant from committing acts of violence and harassment.
- prohibit a defendant from contacting or coming into contact with you.
- provide you with legal recourse if the person served with a protective order violates the order.
- resolve landlord/tenant disputes.
- change custody or visitation orders.
- guarantee your safety.