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Effective: Oct 17, 2014
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How long does it take to receive a protective order and how long is it in effect?
A hearing for the protective order must be held within 14 days of the application, unless the applicant requests a later date or the population of the county is greater than 1.5 million. An individual can request a temporary ex parte protective order at the time of application for the final protective order. The temporary ex parte order is valid for 20 days and is not criminally enforceable unless the temporary ex parte order has been served on the person. The final protective order is good for up to two years, and under certain circumstances can be extended for an additional year. If the court finds that the offender caused serious bodily injury to Applicant or if the court finds that Applicant has had two or more previous Protective Orders against the offender, the Protective Order may be for a period of more than 2 years (effective 9/1/2011).
 
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