A protection order is a civil provision with criminal penalties. It can be used to restrict or prohibit contact between a victim of abuse and the wrongdoer. A protection order is a document issued by a civil court that orders the person who is abusing or stalking you to stop doing so. The purpose of a civil protection order is to “promote safety, reduce violence and other types of abuse, and prevent serious harm and death. The court may issue a restraining order if it finds “an imminent danger exists to the person or persons seeking protection under the civil protection order.
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