DO YOU NEED A PROTECTIVE OR PEACE ORDER?
Protective orders and peace orders are legal means of protecting yourself from violence, bodily harm, or the threat of bodily harm by another individual. Protective orders apply to blood relatives, sexual partners, married couples, and the parents of a child. Peace orders apply to anyone else–be it a stranger, acquaintance, neighbor, or colleague. Both orders, if violated, are punishable by criminal prosecution, fines, and incarceration.