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Missouri Protective Orders Laws

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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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