236.1, et seq.
Activity Addressed by Order
Counseling; enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling, school, or work; regarding minor children: temporary custody, visitations, support, maintenance
Maximum 1 year. Emergency: maximum 72 hours; may then seek temporary order.
Penalty for a Violation of Order
Simple misdemeanor, contempt: required jail sentence; if no contact order: county jail minimum 7 days, a fine may be imposed, attorney’s fees, court costs
Who May Apply for Order
Person seeking relief from domestic abuse on behalf of self or unemanicpated minor
Transmission to Law Enforcement
Certified copy to county sheriff within 6 hours of filing of the order