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Can I get a Criminal Protection Order any time?
No. In order to get a Criminal Protection Order, one of the charges mentioned in “Who can get a Criminal Protection Order?” Must be filed against the defendant. Protection orders are ONLY granted at the time of Arraignment.

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?