Connecticut Protective Orders Laws
|Code Section||46b-15, et seq.|
|Activity Addressed by Order||Regarding minor children: temporary custody, visitation; enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling of family or of applicant; threatening, harassing assaulting, molesting sexual assault|
|Duration of Order||6 months unless extended|
|Penalty for a Violation of Order||Criminal trespass: in 1st degree, for entering or remaining in dwelling. Maximum penalty up to 1 year in jail or up to $2,000 or both|
|Who May Apply for Order||Family or household member subjected to a continuous threat of physical pain or injury; person in a dating relationship who is subjected to continuous threat of physical injury|
|Can Fees Be Waived?||-|
|Order Transmission to Law Enforcement||Yes; immediately; appropriate law enforcement agency within 48 hours of issuance if employed in another town|
|Civil Liability for Violation of Order||Contempt of court|
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