New York Protective Orders

Code Section
Jud. Ct. Acts §§655, 656

Activity Addressed by Order
Enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling, school, employment; regarding minors: visitation; counseling; reimburse reasonable expenses

Duration
Temporary order: 4 calendar days

Penalty for a Violation of Order
Contempt

Who May Apply for Order
Any person

Fees Waived
N/A

Transmission to Law Enforcement
Copy to sheriff’s office or police department in county or city in which petitioner resides

Civil Liability
Yes, contempt of court


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