See also, 209A Abuse Prevention Orders - Information for Defendants for information in English and six other languages.
The abuse prevention law (Chapter 209A ) is designed to protect victims from abuse. The law allows victims to ask for a court order to protect them. This is sometimes called a 209A order, an abuse prevention order, restraining order, or a protective order. The term “abuse prevention order” will be used in this document. In court, the plaintiff is the person who requests the court to issue the order. The defendant is the person the order is issued against.
Information for Defendants on Abuse Prevention Orders
- Abuse Prevention Orders: Information for Defendants
- I Just Received an Abuse Prevention Order: What Does this Mean?
- What Happens Next? Information for Defendants in Abuse Prevention Order Cases
- What Happens if I Do Something I am Ordered Not to Do?
- What if I Want to Change or End an Abuse Prevention Order Against Me?
- How Do I Appeal an Abuse Prevention Order Against Me?
- Abuse Prevention Orders: More Information for Defendants