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North Dakota Protective Orders

Code Section
14-07.1, et seq.

Activity Addressed by Order
Enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling; regarding minors: temporary custody, visitations, support, counseling; surrender of firearm; court costs and attorney fees; awarding use of personal property

Temporary: maximum 30 days

Penalty for a Violation of Order
Class A misdemeanor and contempt of court. If 2nd or subsequent: Class C felony

Who May Apply for Order
Any family or household member or any other person where court finds relationship is sufficient to warrant issuance of domestic violation protective order

Fees Waived

Transmission to Law Enforcement
Copy transmitted by close of business to local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over victim’s residence

Civil Liability
Yes, contempt of court

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