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Connecticut Protective Orders Laws

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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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