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How do I get a Criminal Protection Order?
a. A criminal charge must have been filed against the defendant,
b. The crime must be specified by statue (ORC 2919.26/2903.213)
c. You must be the victim of the crime,
d. Your relationship with the defendant must comply with the law see below.

Guide to Protection orders

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1. What are Protection Orders?
2. Are all Protection Orders the same?
3. Who can get a Criminal Protection Order?
4. How do I get a Criminal Protection Order?
5. Who are considered family and household members?
6. How long does the order last?
7. Can I get a Criminal Protection Order any time?
8. Why do I have to come to the Arraignment?
9. What will happen in Arraignment?
10. What should I do if there is a violation of the Protection Order?