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Connecticut Protective Orders

Code Section
46b-15, et seq.

Activity Addressed by Order
Regarding minor children: temporary custody, visitation; enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling of family or of applicant; threatening, harassing assaulting, molesting sexual assault

6 months unless extended

Penalty for a Violation of Order
Criminal trespass: in 1st degree, for entering or remaining in dwelling. Maximum penalty up to 1 year in jail or up to $2,000 or both

Who May Apply for Order
Family or household member subjected to a continuous threat of physical pain or injury; person in a dating relationship who is subjected to continuous threat of physical injury

Fees Waived

Transmission to Law Enforcement
Yes; immediately; appropriate law enforcement agency within 48 hours of issuance if employed in another town

Civil Liability
Contempt of court

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