Protection Order Provisions
Generally, a permanent protection order will possess a few key characteristics/provisions. For protection orders, it is typical to see at least some of the following components (and possibly others):
Generally, the restrained person will be prohibited from contact with the protected person. This often will include a prohibition against attempts to communicate with the protected person through third parties. Occasionally, for cases with children involved or other ongoing matters, the restrained person may be allowed to communicate with the protected person through limited channels, and/or about limited subjects.
Exclusion From Places
Typically, the restrained person will be prohibited from various locations. These locations will often include the protected person’s residence, school, workplace, as well as possibly the residences of friends or family members. Furthermore, the restrained person will be restricted from getting within a specified distance of the protected person.
If a person is restrained under a protection order, they also will be restrained from purchasing or possessing a firearm, or ammunition. Typically, the restrained person will be required to relinquish all firearms and/or ammunition to law enforcement, or some other third party. Failure to relinquish all firearms and/or ammunition, or continued possession of a firearm, may constitute a felony.