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Louisiana Protective Orders Laws

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Code Section 46:2131 to 2142
Activity Addressed by Order Enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling, school, work; regarding minors: temporary custody, counseling; awarding use of property
Duration of Order Maximum 6 months, may be extended
Penalty for a Violation of Order Contempt of court: imprisonment maximum 6 months and/or fine, maximum $500
Who May Apply for Order Any parent; adult household member, parent or district attorney on behalf of minor or incompetent
Can Fees Be Waived? Paid by perpetrator
Order Transmission to Law Enforcement Copy of Uniform Abuse Protection Order to chief law enforcement official of parish where protected persons reside, by end of next business day after filing; Louisiana Protective Order Registry no later than next business day.
Civil Liability for Violation of Order Contempt of court

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