Tit. 22 §60.1, et seq.
Activity Addressed by Order
Enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling; regarding minors: temporary custody, counseling; court costs and attorney fees
Temporary: until close of business on next day after order is issued. General: 3 yrs. max until modified or extended
Penalty for a Violation of Order
Misdemeanor: jail maximum 1 year and/or fine maximum $1,000. If 2nd or subsequent: misdemeanor: jail minimum 10 days, maximum 1 year and/or fine minimum $1,000 and maximum $5,000. If causes physical injury or impairment: misdemeanor: jail minimum 20 days, maximum 1 year and/or fine maximum $5,000. If minor child convicted: counseling and community service hours
Who May Apply for Order
Victim or any adult or emancipated minor household member on behalf of any other family or household member who is a minor or incompetent, or any minor who is 16 or 17
Yes, filing fee; court will assess fees against defendant at hearing. If petition for order was frivolous then fees may be assessed to plaintiff.
Transmission to Law Enforcement
Within 24 hours of return of service, court will send copies to all appropriate law enforcement agencies designated by petitioner