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New Hampshire Protective Orders Laws

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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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