New Hampshire Protective Orders Laws
|Code Section||173B, et seq.|
|Activity Addressed by Order||Enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling, school, employment; regarding minors: temporary custody, visitations, support; counseling; court costs and attorney fees, relinquishment of weapons and firearms|
|Duration of Order||Maximum: 1 year, may be extended|
|Penalty for a Violation of Order||Willful violation: contempt of court; knowingly violation: Class A misdemeanor; subsequent violations will result in enhanced penalties|
|Who May Apply for Order||Any person; a minor petitioner need not be accompanied by a parent or guardian|
|Can Fees Be Waived?||Yes|
|Order Transmission to Law Enforcement||Copy to department of safety and local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction to enforce the order|
|Civil Liability for Violation of Order||Yes, contempt of court|
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