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New Hampshire Protective Orders

Code Section
173B, et seq.

Activity Addressed by Order
Enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling, school, employment; regarding minors: temporary custody, visitations, support; counseling; court costs and attorney fees, relinquishment of weapons and firearms

Maximum: 1 year, may be extended

Penalty for a Violation of Order
Willful violation: contempt of court; knowingly violation: Class A misdemeanor; subsequent violations will result in enhanced penalties

Who May Apply for Order
Any person; a minor petitioner need not be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Fees Waived

Transmission to Law Enforcement
Copy to department of safety and local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction to enforce the order

Civil Liability
Yes, contempt of court

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