Do I have to make a police report or press criminal charges to get a protective order?

While the County Attorney’s Office does recommend that you report any criminal offense to law enforcement, we do not require Applicants to have made any police reports or want to press charges to obtain a protective order.

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1. What is a protective order?
2. What is family violence?
3. Do I qualify to get a protective order through your office?
4. What is stalking?
5. What are the terms and conditions included in a protective order?
6. Who can I get a protective order against?
7. Do I have to make a police report or press criminal charges to get a protective order?
8. How much does it cost to get a protective order?
9. What is the process to obtain a protective order?
10. What is the difference between a Temporary Ex-Parte Protective Order and a Final Protective Order?
11. How long does it take to get a protective order?
12. Do I have to go to court?
13. How long does the Final Protective Order last?
14. How do I apply?