Domestic Violence Protection Order

Domestic violence includes when a family or household member:

  • physically harms you,
  • causes you bodily injury,
  • physically forces you into sexual activity,
  • assaults you, or
  • Puts you in fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, sexual activity compelled by physical force, or assault.

Disorderly Conduct Restraining Order (DCRO)

A disorderly conduct restraining order (DCRO) can offer protection to someone who is the victim of "disorderly conduct," which is similar to harassment.   A DCRO could be a good option for someone who is not eligible to file for a domestic violence protection order (DVPO).

Disorderly conduct orders can order the person who is harassing you or abusing you to stop the disorderly conduct and/or have no contact with you.** 

“Disorderly conduct” is intrusive (interfering) or unwanted acts, words, or gestures that are intended to negatively affect your safety, security, or privacy.*  Some examples could be repeated teasing, yelling threats, harassing phone calls, and other behaviors that are intended to scare you.

No Contact Order

A condition of “no-contact” as part of a defendants bond may, and most likely will, be ordered by the Judge on a violent crime arrest. * The “no-contact order” is in effect for the ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE CRIMINAL CASE or until the victim requests that it be removed and then it is only removed on the approval of the District Attorney and the Judge handling the case. *“No-contact” means that a defendant is not to call, write, have a third party contact, or themselves physically contact the victim or any other party the Judge orders the defendant have “no-contact” with. *A condition of “no-contact” may be part of the disposition or sentence in a case. *“No-contact may include the children of the defendant and victim.