Arkansas Protective Orders Laws
|Code Section||9-15-201, et. al seq.|
|Activity Addressed by Order||Exclude from dwelling, place of business or employment, school; award temporary support and custody; establish visitation; enforce costs; prevent direct or indirect contact|
|Duration of Order||Minimum 90 days, maximum 2yrs.; may be renewed. Temporary order: maximum 30 days|
|Penalty for a Violation of Order||Class A misdemeanor: maximum penalty 1 year imprisonment in county jail or maximum fine of $1,000 or both|
|Who May Apply for Order||Family or household member or on behalf of a family or household member who is a minor or adjudicated incompetent|
|Can Fees Be Waived?||Yes|
|Order Transmission to Law Enforcement||Copy issued to law enforcement officer with jurisdiction to accompany petitioner in possession of dwelling or otherwise assist in service of order|
|Civil Liability for Violation of Order||Civil contempt|
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