Missouri Protective Orders Laws
|Code Section||455.01, et seq.|
|Activity Addressed by Order||Temporarily enjoin contact; temporarily exclude from dwelling; regarding minors: temporary custody, visitation, support, counseling; court costs|
|Duration of Order||Full order: min. 180 days to 1 yr., may be renewed for same amount of time|
|Penalty for a Violation of Order||Class A misdemeanor unless convicted of same within 5 years: Class D felony|
|Who May Apply for Order||Any adult who has been subject to abuse by present or former family or household member, or who has been the victim of stalking|
|Can Fees Be Waived?||Yes, court costs assessment determined by the court|
|Order Transmission to Law Enforcement||Copy to local law enforcement agency in jurisdiction where petitioner resides; copy for entry into Missouri uniform law enforcement system|
|Civil Liability for Violation of Order||No|
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