New Jersey Protective Orders

Code Section
2C: 25-17, et seq., 2c:29-9

Activity Addressed by Order
Enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling, school, employment; regarding minors: visitation, support, custody, counseling: prohibit from possession of a firearm; reimburse petitioner’s related expenses

Duration
N/A

Penalty for a Violation of Order
Contempt: crime in 4th degree. If 2nd or subsequent domestic violation contempt offense: jail minimum 30 days

Who May Apply for Order
Any person claiming to be a victim of domestic violence

Fees Waived
N/A

Transmission to Law Enforcement
Copy to appropriate chiefs of police, members of state police, and other law enforcement agencies

Civil Liability
Yes, contempt of court


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