Protective Orders

Protective Orders
Chapter 5, Code of Criminal Procedure:
Family violence is a serious threat to society and its members.  Victims of family violence are entitled to the maximum protection permitted by law.

What is a protective order?

How can a protective order help?

Who is eligible for a protective order?

How can I get a protective order?

Who may file for a protective order?

What information do I need to provide?

What does it cost?

How long does it take to receive and how long does it remain in effect?

What happens if the protective order is violated?

What other options are available?