Criminal & Civil Process



An Emergency Protective Order issued by a Judge can direct the abuser to:

STOP THE ABUSE

VACATE THE RESIDENCE

HAVE NO CONTACT OR COMMUNICATION

AWARD PETITIONER (ABUSED PARTY) TEMPORARY CUSTODY

RESTRAIN FROM DISPOSING OF OR DAMAGING PROPERTY

OTHER ORDERS AS NEEDED TO PREVENT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Any violations of these orders may constitute contempt of court and you should call your local police
department immediately.


IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911


Emergency Protective Order (EPO) Eligibility Criteria