Temporary Protection Orders
Criminal Protection Orders (CRPO) 2903.213
May be granted by a judge during the pendency of a criminal case.
May be requested by a motion whenever a person is charged
with domestic violence, assault, aggravated assault, felonious
assault, rape, any sexual assault, menacing by stalking, aggravated
trespass, criminal trespass against a family or household
member. This is not an exclusive list, there are many other charges
than can quality for a protection order under this section of the
law. Criminal charges are filed either by the police or the victim
going to the prosecutor's office in the jurisdiction of where the
violence occurred. Family and household members can include
spouses, former spouses, persons living as a spouse, or have a child
in common. This is not an exclusive list of all relationships that
fall into this category.
CRPO's may prohibit:
Defendant from harming, attempting to harm, threatening, stalking,
harassing, contacting, forcing sexual relations, or committing
sexually oriented offenses against any protected persons listed.
Defendant from going to residence, school, business, place of
employment, childcare providers, including buildings, grounds,
parking lots, of any protected persons listed.
Defendant from being present within 500 feet ( or whatever length
the judge determines), even with the protected persons' permission,
of any protected persons listed.
Defendant from initiating any contact includes, but is not limited
to telephone, fax, e-mail, voicemail, delivery service, writings, or
communications by any other person through another person.
CRPO's may allow:
CRPO's only last as long as the pending criminal case or upon the
issuance of a Civil Protection Order.
CRPO's can be obtained any time during the pending criminal case (
generally they are requested at the formal arraignment). CRPO's can
include children or other household members.