Safety with an Ex-Parte or Protective Order

These orders can be applied for through both the Circuit and District Courts. Once an order is in place, violation of it may lead to criminal prosecution. Keep a copy of the order with you at all times, leave copies with friends, employers, family and keep a copy in your car. Making all the key people in your life aware of the protection you've sought will only enhance your efforts and continue to keep you safe. Call the police/911 immediately upon any violation of the terms of the Order.