How do I get a protection order?

If you are a victim of domestic violence, this information will help you decide if you need a court order for protection and explain how to get one. There are three types of court orders that can protect you depending on whether other legal proceedings have already been filed. You can get:

An Order for Protection (whether or not a criminal charge or domestic relations case has been filed).



Before you seek an order:

If you are attacked (physically assaulted), call 911 immediately.

The deputy must arrest the abuser if:


Orders of Protection