If you’ve reached the point with another person where you feel your safety and well-being are being threatened, a Civil Protection Order may be granted to prevent them from contacting you in any way for an established period. Circumstances that would justify a Civil Protection Order could include domestic abuse, stalking, harassment, or threats. Once an order has been implemented, any violation of this order by the other party will subject them to criminal charges.

If your situation involves domestic violence, a protection order may be granted for yourself and any minors in your family or household. To obtain a protection order based on domestic violence, it’s important to utilize an attorney at Hardee, Piñol & Kracke, PLLC to ensure that you can prove to the court that the requirements of Idaho Code § 39-6304 are satisfied.

All other criteria for a Civil Protection Order must fit the requirements for stalking and/or threats. In this circumstance, you must allege specific incidents that have occurred within the last 90 days. Actions that would grant a Civil Protection Order may include stalking, telephone threats, and threats on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, or sexual orientation. Idaho Code § 18-7907 lays out the statutory requirements to obtain a Civil Protection Order for stalking and/or threats.

If you feel that a Civil Protection Order is right for your circumstance, consulting legal counsel would be beneficial to ensure your safety and well-being. Additionally, Hardee, Piñol & Kracke, PLLC will zealously defend you if someone is trying to obtain a Civil Protection Order against you. Call Hardee, Piñol & Kracke, PLLC now for experienced attorneys who have prosecuted and defended numerous Civil Protection Orders.

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