Summertime should be filled with nice long fun days. Not everyone is enjoying fun in the sun, some might be in hiding. Doing all they can to stay away from those who hurt and abuse them.
Today’s post will highlight the difference between a protection order and a CPO(criminal protection order) I also encourage you to learn how your state will protect you as well. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This layout is for the state of Ohio. I don’t want us to remain ignorant about something important to ALL victims. Please share thoughts about what changes we should push to see.
Remember unity is the key, and if we sound off together we can get new laws passed to protect us.
What is the difference between a restraining order and a civil or criminal protection order (CPO)?
Both a restraining order and a civil or criminal protection order (CPO) may order an abuser not to abuse or harass a victim of domestic violence. However, in Ohio, these orders are very different legal tools.
A domestic relations court may issue a restraining order in a divorce or legal separation case to protect one spouse from the other, abusive spouse. The restraining order remains in effect and is enforceable as long as the divorce or legal separation case is pending. It expires upon the termination of the divorce or legal separation case. Enforcement is limited.
If the abusive spouse violates the restraining order, the protected spouse may file a motion for contempt against the violator in the same court which granted the restraining order. Police and other law enforcement officers do not enforce restraining orders. As a result, the burden of enforcement is upon the protected spouse and his or her attorney.
By contrast, law enforcement officers anywhere in the State of Ohio must enforce civil or criminal protection orders, preferably by arresting the violator under the State’s preferred arrest policy set forth in R.C. 2935.03(B)(3) and 2935.032. Law enforcement officers must also respond promptly to any report of a violation of a protection order. In addition, a protection order – especially a civil protection order – may contain additional provisions such as evicting the abuser from the parties’ home, awarding temporary child custody or temporary support to the domestic violence victim, or ordering both parties to obtain counseling.
Did you learn anything??? I did lets open this up for conversation. The ultimate goal is unity on domestic violence.
Peace, love and hugs,
Lady K -:)