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Arkansas Protective Orders Laws

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Code Section9-15-201, et. al seq.
Activity Addressed by OrderExclude from dwelling, place of business or employment, school; award temporary support and custody; establish visitation; enforce costs; prevent direct or indirect contact
Duration of OrderMinimum 90 days, maximum 2yrs.; may be renewed. Temporary order: maximum 30 days
Penalty for a Violation of OrderClass A misdemeanor: maximum penalty 1 year imprisonment in county jail or maximum fine of $1,000 or both
Who May Apply for OrderFamily 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 EnforcementCopy 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 OrderCivil contempt

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