Attorney Michael Riley
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Protective Orders

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In Connecticut, protective orders are issued in cases involving allegations of domestic violence, stalking, harassment, sexual assault, and risk of injury to a minor. Additionally, protective orders can be issued to prohibit the harassment of witnesses in criminal cases. Violation of a Protective order, in violation of C.G.S. § 53a-223, is a felony, punishable by up to ten years in jail and a ten thousand dollar fine.

There are three types of protective order in Connecticut:

Limited or Partial Protective Order

A partial protective order prohibits a defendant from restraining, threatening, harassing, assaulting, molesting, or sexually assaulting the protected person. This order does not prohibit communication or cohabitation.

Full Residential Stay-Away Protective Order

A full protective order prohibits a defendant from restraining, threatening, harassing, assaulting, molesting, or sexually assaulting the protected person. Additionally, the defendant is prohibited from entering the family dwelling, the dwelling of the protected person, or wherever the protected person shall reside.

Full No-Contact Protective Order

A full no-contact protective order forbids all communication with the protected person. This order also prohibits a defendant from restraining, threatening, harassing, assaulting, molesting, or sexually assaulting the protected person and prohibits the defendant from entering the family dwelling, the dwelling of the protected person, or wherever the protected person shall reside.

 

FAMILY VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDERS

C.G.S. § 46b-38c

CASES OF STALKING, HARASSMENT, SEXUAL ASSAULT, RISK OF INJURY

C.G.S. § 54-1k

PROTECTIVE ORDERS PROHIBIITING HARASSMENT OF WITNESSES

C.G.S. § 54-82r